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Oregon Invites Farmers Into Hemp Business

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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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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for over 35 years, working in both television and radio.