Washington: Legislature OKs Industrial Hemp Cultivation; Bill Heads To Governor's Desk
By Steve Elliott
The Washington Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow licensed farmers to produce industrial hemp in the state as part of a research program.
The measure would allow Washington State University to conduct a research program on the feasibility of industrial hemp production in the state. WSU would report to the Legislature in January 2017.
Industrial hemp can be made into a number of products such as food, fuel, fiber, clothing, cosmetics and medicines.
The Washington Department of Agriculture would supervise the program and license hemp farmers.
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