[Excerpt]

CONCORD, New Hampshire — The 158th Legislature faces 1,187 bills in 2003, as of the last filing deadline. One of the many highlights include:

Rep. Derek Owen, D-Hopkinton, has refiled a bill to authorize the production of industrial hemp. Similar bills have been rejected in the past after the law enforcement community lobbied against them.



Sunday, December 29, 2002
Dan Tuohy, Foster’s Sunday Citizen
Provided by: www.globalhemp.com