Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Nevada Governor Signs Industrial Hemp Bill Into Law

By TJ Baker
Source: thedailychronic.net

CARSON CITY, NV — Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed into law a bill that will expand the state’s industrial hemp program.
Senate Bill 396 was among dozens of bills signed by the Governor late last week, and had received near-unanimous approval in the state legislature.
The measure will expand Nevada’s current law, passed in 2015, that allows hemp to be grown in the state for research purposes. The new law will allow the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp allowing the crop to grown for commercial, and not just research, purposes.
Currently, 19 producers grow about 500 acres of hemp for research purposes in Nevada, according to Russell Wilhelm, manager of the state industrial hemp program.
Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa that contains only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis.
Farmers worldwide grow hemp commercially for fiber, seed, and oil for use in a variety of industrial and consumer products, including food and clothing.

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