Anti-marijuana crusader and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has vetoed SB 1337, a bill that would have legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp in Arizona. The Arizona House passed SB 1337 earlier this month, but Ducey openly despises anything cannabis-related, so he vetoed the bill, which would have been very beneficial to the state.
Ducey vetoed 11 bills and approved 27 on Monday, reports Tucson.com. He claims he vetoed SB 1337 because of its failure to provide funding for Arizona’s Agriculture Department to operate the program.
Hemp cultivation is federally illegal, but SB 1337 would have legalized hemp cultivation throughout Arizona, allowing farmers to grow the highly useful plant for purposes ranging from textiles to health to construction.