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Another Farm Bill Trouble Spot: Ex-Prisoners Growing Hemp

 

September 10, 2018



Advocates for criminal justice reform hope to convince lawmakers to reject a provision by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Senate farm bill that would deny people with drug felony convictions the chance to be hemp farmers.

Nine Senate and 47 House negotiators met publicly for the first time Wednesday to lay out their positions on how to proceed in reconciling House and Senate versions of the five-year legislation. Lawmakers will push to have a compromise bill ready before the current farm and food policy law expires Sept. 30.

https://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/another-farm-bill-trouble-spot-ex-prisoners-growing-hemp

 

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