Farm Bill allows growing hemp for research

Farm Bill allows growing hemp for research

The industrial hemp amendment allows colleges, universities and state agriculture departments to grow hemp for research purposes.

Oregon is one of a handful of states with laws that permit the production of industrial hemp, a non-intoxicating relative of marijuana grown for its sturdy fiber and seeds.

Oregon agriculture officials have held off implementing the state's 2009 law, saying they would wait until the federal government reclassified marijuana from a substance prone to abuse and lacking medicinal value.

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