December 9, 2014

Local Lawmaker, Farmer On Board For Hemp Growth In Virginia

That could soon change. Fariss is a co-patron of a bill that would make it legal to grow industrial hemp products. Del. Joseph Yost (R-District 12) pre-filed the proposal in July that would produce products like hemp fabrics, hemp food and hemp personal care items.

Advocates have been pushing for this product, including a petition on, calling industrial hemp an "industrial and agricultural commodity".

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