July 31, 2017 – Representative James Comer (R-KY) has introduced H.R. 3530: To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana, and for other purposes.

The proposed legislation has 15 cosponsors, including Garland Barr (R-KY), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Ed Pearlmutter (D-CO), Collin Peterson (D-MN), Jared Polis (D-CO), Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Don Young (R-AK). The bill is assigned to the House Energy and Commerce, and the House Judiciary committees.