Tuesday marked a milestone for proponents of growing industrial hemp in Kansas.

A bill that passed the Senate 36-3 on Feb. 22 made it out of the Kansas House Agriculture Committee Tuesday afternoon and is headed to an eventual vote by the full House, possibly next week.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Kyle Hoffman, R-Coldwater, counts himself among those who have learned about hemp over the years it has appeared in legislation and has moved from being an opponent to a supporter of this bill.

Senate Bill 263 is more narrowly written than some previous bills.

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Mary Clarkin ~ HDNews.net