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Four congressmen from Colorado, Kentucky and Virginia on Friday introduced a bill that would exempt industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act was introduced by Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia) and Jared Polis (D-Colorado), as well as Reps. James Comer and Thomas Massie, two Republicans from Kentucky.

The legislation “creates a new category for hemp research at universities and state departments of agriculture, and allows for further commercialization of industrial hemp crops," according to a press release issued by the congressmen.

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Josh Long ~ NaturalProductsInsider.com ~

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