Hemp is still illegal to possess, cultivate, transport, and use in the state of Idaho… if you lack a hemp license.
Tag: HB 126
This bill does not legalize industrial hemp; it merely provides an exemption from the criminal prosecution if you have a hemp license.
Under HB 126. any cannabis under 0.3% THC “that is possessed without a license” is marijuana and you will go to jail for possessing it.
“House Bill 126 is a farming, processing, trucking and research bill. House Bill 126 is not a CBD, THC or medical marijuana bill.”
The House passed HB 126, a bill that creates a licensing program for industrial hemp production, processing, possession, research, and transportation.
We are happy to announce that HB 126, a bill to legalized licensed hemp in Idaho, passed unanimously today out of the House Agricultural Affairs Committee.
Our spokesperson Russ Belville testified in favor of HB 126, the (licensed) industrial hemp bill before the House Agricultural Affairs Committee.
As the rest of the United States moves forward through the 21st century on marijuana and drug policy, the State of Idaho clings stubbornly to 20th century marijuana prohibition.
Coverage of the Farm Bureau-sponsored HB 126, the industrial hemp bill that doesn’t legalize industrial hemp unless you have the proper paperwork.
By passing H 126, Idaho will no longer be the only political jurisdiction on the North American continent to criminalize the licensed cultivation of hemp. But this bill does not legalize industrial hemp outright.
If this bill and HB 108 (the Kitzhaber Medical Marijuana Bill) were both to pass, Idaho would be in the absurd situation of allowing the farming of industrial hemp inside Idaho that can only be exported and banning the farming of medical marijuana inside Idaho in favor of importing it.
HB 126 says that if you don’t have a state-approved hemp license, anything you possess that has THC in it is still “marijuana” and you still can be arrested and jailed for it.