A bill to open up the industrial hemp industry in Indiana passed a Senate panel, even as supporters face pushback from some skeptical lawmakers.
Industrial hemp advocates gathered Monday to discuss a push for new legislation that will support the states emerging hemp industry.
Indiana is one of six states that allows hemp cultivation for commercial purposes.
The Indiana Hemp Industries Association hosted four speakers who talked about the many obstacles preventing hemp from going mainstream in the state.
Lack of federal approval has stalled the state's efforts to jumpstart its industrial hemp industry.
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Hemp advocates say legalizing the plant could be a boon to Indiana's economy.
The Indiana legislature is considering a bill that would legalize the growing of hemp in Indiana if and when the federal government approves it.