Hemp industry leaders to donate $50K to Amendment 64, marijuana regulation act

Amendment 64 is known as the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, but its provisions go beyond allowing adults to use cannabis recreationally. The initiative also directs the legislature to "enact legislation governing the cultivation, processing and sale of industrial hemp" by July 2014 -- language that's gotten the attention of hemp industry leaders like Dr. David Bronner, who'll donate $50,000 to the Amendment 64 campaign at an event this morning.
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