SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A bill to allow the growing hemp for research purposes is one step closer to Gov. Martinez’s desk.
Tuesday, the Senate approved the bill, sponsored by Cisco McSorley of Albuquerque, with a 37-2 vote. Now it heads tot he House.
The bill would allow the Agriculture Department to oversee industrial hemp growing, not for commercial use.
In 2015, Gov. Martinez vetoed a similar bill. She said the idea was problematic because it created contradictions between state and federal law.