Not only would the law provide a potential boom for Alaska’s economy, it would help clarify the legality of hemp-derived CBD medicines in the state. Last year, officials from the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office confiscated CBD products from stores throughout the state, claiming that the legality of these products was unclear under state law.
Alaska and Missouri Advance Legislation to Legalize Hemp Farming – News
Photo Co-signing the hemp rush, this week the Alaska House of Representatives voted unanimously to legalize industrial hemp farming in the state. The bill was originally drafted in the state Senate, who unanimously voted to approve the bill last year. State Sen. Shelly Hughes, who drafted the original bill, said that it is “not going to solve our fiscal gap and economic woes, but for a number of individuals, it will create new opportunities. ” The bill will now return to the state Senate, who are certain to approve it, before moving on to Gov. Bill Walker, who is expected to sign it into law.