My blog is dedicated to the exploration of industrial hemp in America including the rich history of all forms of cannabis, the evolving law and politics of hemp and marijuana, the many products made from cannabis and the capacity, real or imagined, of hemp to re-industrialize rural America and revitalize the American family farm.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Washington State Ag Dept. Launching Hemp Growing Pilot Program
A new state law approved last year directed the Washington State Department of Agriculture to design a program that would license researchers to grow, process and market industrial hemp.The WSDA is seeking public comment on proposed rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot in Washington.
There is currently no industrial hemp being grown in Washington State. The goal of the IHRP, once rules have been adopted, is to issue licenses to produce industrial hemp as a means of researching the cultivation and marketing of industrial hemp in our state.