December 26, 2014

Update: First Seeds in Vermont's Budding Hemp Industry

Seven Days
Hemp activists scored a big victory in 2013, when Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law a bill that legalized the cultivation of cannabis sativa, a relative of marijuana that can be used to make food, fuel and fiber. The problem is that the state law regulating hemp — which lacks tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in the concentrations necessary to produce a high — doesn't match up with federal regulations that still classify it as an illegal, controlled substance. So would-be hemp farmers faced a conundrum: They couldn't find seeds.
http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/update-first-seeds-in-vermonts-budding-hemp-industry/Content?oid=2489553

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