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Missouri Hemp Legislation

Missouri State General Assembly

2016
HB 1973

Allows those licensed by the Department of Agriculture to grow and handle industrial hemp.

POSITION: Support

HB 2038

Allows those licensed by the Department of Agriculture to grow, harvest, and cultivate industrial hemp.

POSITION: Support

SB 584

Allows those licensed by the Department of Agriculture to grow and handle industrial hemp.

POSITION: Support

2015
SB 255

This act exempts industrial hemp, which is defined as cannabis sativa L. containing no greater than 3/10 of one percent THC, from the definition of marijuana and the list of controlled substances.

HB 701

Exempts industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances and specifies that it is legal for anyone who has not been convicted of a drug-related crime to cultivate hemp.

HB 830

Allows those licensed by the Department of Agriculture to grow and handle industrial hemp and creates the crime of unlicensed industrial hemp production

2014
HB 2054

Exempts industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances and specifies that it is legal for anyone who has not been convicted of a drug-related crime to cultivate such hemp. Introduced and read first time on 2/27/2014. Read second time on 3/3/2014.
Download the text of HB 2054 here (PDF file 197k).

HB 2238

Defines industrial hemp, allows the Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp for research purposes, and allows for the use of "hemp extract" to treat certain individuals with epilepsy. Introduced on 3/31/2014.
Download the text of HB 2238 as passed here (PDF file 82k).
Signed by Governor 7/14/2014.

2013
SB 358

This act exempts industrial hemp, which is defined as cannabis sativa L. containing no greater than one percent THC, from the definition of marijuana and the list of controlled substances. In addition, this act specifies that it is legal for any person who has not been convicted of any drug-related offense to grow and cultivate industrial hemp. Under this act, the burden of proof is on the defendant to prove that a substance is industrial hemp and not a controlled substance. Introduced and Read First Time on 2/20/2013.
Download the text of SB 358 here (PDF file 856k).

2011
HB 620

This bill defines "industrial hemp" as cannabis sativa L. containing no greater than 1% tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) and exempts it from the varieties of cannabis that are classified as controlled substances. Any person who has not been convicted of a felony offense or a misdemeanor drug-related offense may legally grow and cultivate industrial hemp. When a person is charged with possession of a controlled substance and he or she claims the substance was industrial hemp, the burden of proof will be on the person to prove that the substance was industrial hemp and not a controlled substance. Introduced and Read First Time on 2/22/2011. Read Second Time on 2/23/2011. Referred to General Laws committee on 4/12/2011.
Download the text of HB 620 here (PDF file 98k).

2009
HB 1130

This bill defines "industrial hemp" as cannabis sativa L. containing no greater than 1% tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) and exempts it from the varieties of cannabis that are classified as controlled substances. Any person who has not been convicted of any felony offense or misdemeanor drug-related offense may legally grow and cultivate industrial hemp. When a person is charged with possession of a controlled substance and he or she claims the substance was industrial hemp, the burden of proof will be on the defendant to prove that the substance was industrial hemp and not a controlled substance. Introduced and Read First Time on 3/31/09. Read Second Time on 4/1/09.
Download the text of HB 1130 here (PDF file 6k).

1998
SCR 42
Died in committee.

1997
SB 79
Passed in the Senate, but voted down on the House floor
after the DEA lobbied against it.
Download the text of Introduced SB 79 here (PDF file 4k).
Download the text of Senate Committee Substitute SB 79 here (PDF file 5k).
Download the text of Perfected SB 79 here (PDF file 6k).
Download the text of House Committee Substitute SB 79 here (PDF file 6k).

HB 283
Died in committee.
Download the text of Introduced HB 283 here (PDF file 5k).
Download the text of Committee Substitute HB 283 here (PDF file 5k).

1996
SCR 26
Died in committee.

SB 972
Died in committee.


Quick Links Concerning Industrial Hemp in Missouri

Missouri Revised Statutes:

Main Index & Statute Search


Missouri Reports & Studies

Hemp as a Crop for Missouri Farmers
By Richard Lawrence Miller
Report to the Agriculture Task Force, Missouri House of Representatives
Summer, 1991


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