Hemp Cultivation Programs Get Green Light in MN, WA

Two states have gotten the green light to move forward with limited industrial hemp programs, which could pave the way for future businesses opportunities.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has issued Minnesota a permit to start a hemp pilot program approved by the state legislature in 2015, according to MPR News. Officials with the state’s agriculture department will now begin looking for farmers, and the agency’s head says he hopes to have “a few acres” planted this year.

In Washington State, the legislature approved a research program that allows officials to oversee cultivation and production of industrial hemp for a year, according to the Associated Press.

If the bill is signed into law, the state’s agriculture department will report back to officials next January on whether or not a hemp industry is viable.

One comment on “Hemp Cultivation Programs Get Green Light in MN, WA
  1. Gentle Jim on

    It never ceases to amaze me that it only took an hour of discussion (in 1937) with almost no expert medical data to make cannabis illegal. A travesty for all of mankind. But an enormous boom for .01% of mankind . The (power elite) and Now, There is an ever changing list of requirements that seem designed to stop Anything, connected to “Marijuana” . It is just a wonderfully safe and benign plant.

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