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Wyden introduces amendment that would legalize growing hemp

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Friday, June 08, 2012

Sen. Ron Wyden introduced an amendment to the federal farm bill that would allow farmers to grow the industrial variety of Cannabis.

Supporters have long lobbied for legalizing industrial hemp, which can be used to make clothing, oils, paper, rope and other products. Its seeds contain oil that can be used to make lubricants, detergents, paint, varnish, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

"My amendment to the Farm Bill will change federal policy to allow U.S. farmers to produce hemp for these safe and legitimate products right here, helping both producers and suppliers to grow and improve Oregon's economy in the process," Wyden said in a news release.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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