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Oregon works on industrial hemp rules

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Thursday, November 07, 2013

A committee of agricultural experts and state policy officials has been selected by the Oregon Department of Agriculture to work on industrial hemp rules.

The committee hopes to set up a program that will meet what the federal government calls a “robust” standard, said Jim Cramer, a market and certification official in the department. He said the goal is to do so in time for planting.

Oregon is one of seven states with laws permitting industrial hemp — a strain of marijuana with only a trace of the plant’s psychoactive chemical.

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