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Idaho hemp legislation heads to full Senate for amending

April 8, 2019

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation involving transporting hemp through Idaho — where it’s illegal — is heading to the full Senate.

The Senate State Affairs Committee on Monday approved sending the legislation to the Senate for amending.

The legislation passed the House last week, but Republican Rep. Caroline Troy presented the bill to the Senate committee with significant changes.

One of those includes adding foreign countries because Canada is a producer of hemp.

The legislation also had an updated fiscal note that includes $100,000 for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture to coordinate efforts with Idaho State Police and others.