Governor Cheers House Passage Of Legislation Creating Centers Of Excellence; Supporting Hemp Production

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Governor Cheers House Passage Of Legislation Creating Centers Of Excellence; Supporting Hemp Production

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement today after the New Mexico House overwhelmingly, and with bipartisan support, approved a pair of important bills, one creating Centers of Excellence at New Mexico institutions of higher education, driving innovation in economic growth sectors and building closer links between research and industry; and the other expanding hemp production in New Mexico, first-of-its-kind legislation creating an important framework to encourage businesses and innovation.

Legislation to Expand Hemp Industry Passes House of Representatives

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Legislation to Expand Hemp Industry Passes House of Representatives

House Democrats pass economic development initiative

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 581/a, sponsored by Rep. Derrick Lente (D-Sandia Pueblo), to expand the hemp industry and bring new jobs to New Mexico communities. House Bill 581/a creates clear standards for hemp production, testing, research, manufacturing, and transport of hemp.