House updates laws for hemp growers

Changes to the 2009 laws will make hemp production feasible for farmers.

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Prospective growers wanted to produce hemp last year but were rebuffed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture,which questioned certain growing techniques and intended uses of the plant.

…’We have an opportunity today to open a new field of endeavor in the state of Oregon, fields of nonpsychoactive, industrial hemp,’ said Rep. Carl Wilson, R-Grants Pass. ‘This is an amazing crop, and we have an opportunity to bring it to Oregon in a way that it has not been.’

(READ MORE: Bend Bulletin)

In related news, Astoria City Council approved a 3% recreational marijuana tax to support the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation, according to The Daily Astorian. The local tax will appear on the November ballot



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