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Illinois: Legislation Pending To Expand Industrial Hemp Cultivation

Update: SB 1294 passed the Illinois Senate on May 4 and is now pending in the House

Legislation is pending to regulate the commercial cultivation of industrial hemp.

The Industrial Hemp Act, SB 1294 seeks to license farmers to "grow, process, cultivate, harvest, process, possess, sell, or purchase industrial hemp or industrial hemp related products” for commercial purposes. It expands upon a 2014 law permitting hemp cultivation for agricultural and academic research.

Please use the prewritten letter below to urge lawmakers to support this legislation.