January 30, 2015

Western Eligible for Hemp Research

The Western Courier

Western Illinois University, along with any other Illinois universities that have four-year degree agricultural programs, will become eligible to grow industrial hemp for research purposes.

Illinois’ previous governor, Patt Quinn, signed HB 5085 on Aug. 26, 2014, which is the bill that allows this to go into effect. 

Andrew Baker, director and professor of agriculture education at Western, said now that there’s a new governor in office, it’s hard to say what will happen in Illinois regarding hemp research.

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