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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

When residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado vote whether to legalize marijuana, they are also voting on whether farmers can grow hemp for clothing, food, biofuel and more.

But don't expect farmers to start growing it, at least not immediately. The passage of the measures would create the familiar clash with federal law, which prohibits growing the plant for industrial, recreational or medicinal purposes.

Farmers who say they have enough to worry about with drought and crop diseases don't want to also be left wondering whether federal drug agents will come knocking.

"Farmers are already engaged in a high-risk endeavor," said Roy Kaufmann, a spokesman for Oregon's pot initiative. "That weariness of potentially facing federal action is just too much of a disincentive."

Read more at Capital Press.

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