Hemp farming could come soon to Oregon

Hemp farming could come soon to Oregon

A federal decision not to challenge marijuana legalization opens the door for other applications besides drugs, like fiber and textile production.

A state law legalizing hemp production has been on hold since it was passed in 2009, but a co-sponsor said the Obama administration’s new approach to state marijuana laws should allow Oregon regulators to start making rules for growing hemp.

“Sounds like we will be having a conversation with the Department of Agriculture and figuring out what the next steps are,” Democratic Sen. Floyd Prozanski of Eugene said.

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