O’Dweeds

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Raleigh, N.C. — A key House committee voted Wednesday to differentiate smokable hemp from marijuana, just one week after a different committee voted to define them as the same drug.

The abrupt shift in position was led by the same lawmaker who led the charge to criminalize smokable hemp last week: House Agriculture Chairman Rep. Jimmy Dixon
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The debate over hemp has been the main issue dogging this year’s Farm Act, which appeared to be in danger of failing after Dixon, R-Duplin, sought to ban smokable hemp as of December and amended a second bill to define the product as marijuana under the state’s controlled substances laws. Both those changes were approved by House committee votes after Dixon insisted that allowing hemp cigarettes would amount to legalizing marijuana.

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