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    The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 3011--A Bill to amend and reenact §19-12E-5 and §19-12E-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to removing the provision that requires an applicant to meet federal requirements concerning the production, distribution and sale of industrial hemp prior to being licensed to grow hemp for industrial purposes in the state or as part of a complete defense to a prosecution for the possession or cultivation of marijuana; and limiting the cultivation of industrial hemp to research conducted by the Commissioner of Agriculture and institutions of higher learning authorized by the Commissioner to do so.