The Wisconsin state Senate’s agriculture committee overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow farmers to grow hemp.
The panel voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the proposal. The vote clears the way for a full floor vote in the Senate.
A separate hemp measure is pending in the House.
More than 30 states have passed legislation allowing hemp farms. The Wisconsin bill’s supporters say hemp has a wide range of uses and farmers should have the option of growing a profitable crop.
– Associated Press