Industrial hemp rules to be discussed at public hearing


Farmers are looking to put crops in the ground by the spring.

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Farmers are looking to put crops in the ground by the spring.

Prospective hemp producers said they’re happy the state is finally moving ahead with a hemp program, but they said key problems remain. They cited high licensing fees and a prohibition on producing hemp seeds as concerns. Hemp seeds are used as dietary supplements and to make hemp oil, an ingredient in food. Oregon’s industrial hemp law requires seeds be used to cultivate a crop.

Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, a proponent of industrial hemp, said the state’s hemp law and the rules that will guide the new industry may need to be tweaked, but they’re a good first step.

Read more about what will be discussed at the public hearing on Tuesday in Salem at OregonLive.com.




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