Oregon Invites Farmers Into Hemp Business

Feb 10, 2015

Industrial hemp field in France, where it is legal.
Credit Wikimedia

Laws against marijuana don't just harsh some people's mellow. 

They also have largely prohibited the growing of marijuana's sister, hemp, for industrial purposes. 

State of Oregon agriculture officials are now taking applications from farmers and growers who want to get into the hemp business, which is still illegal under federal law. 

We hear from an Agriculture Department rep. 

 

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