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House Committee Will Vote On Hemp Bill Today

The Indiana legislature is considering a bill that would legalize the growing of hemp in Indiana if and when the federal government approves it.

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Industrial hemp farming is currently illegal.

A House committee is scheduled to vote today on a bill that would legalize the growing of industrial hemp if and when the federal government allows it. While hemp is a cousin of marijuana, it contains a much lower amount of the chemical that gives you a high.

But the growing of hemp has been banned for decades because law enforcement claimed they couldn’t tell the difference between hemp and marijuana plants growing in fields. The hemp bill has already passed the State Senate without dissent.

Hemp can be used to make rope, clothing and other things, and Indiana was a major hemp producer through the end of World War II.

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  • James Ison

    Who would be able to grow it? would I be able to grow it on my small farm for textile products or could I sell it to a co-op like corn and soy bean? this is a great opportunity for small farms, and people like me starting their own farm to get a good cash crop to help establish your farm and impact on the community.

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