Hemp, close cousin of pot, could soon be legal across US under latest farm bill

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Two unlikely allies on Capitol Hill are ramping up efforts to legalize the crop found in snacks, shampoos and hoodies. A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon are working to get hemp removed from a federal list of illegal controlled substances. Buzz60 Senator Ron Wyden visited the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm last Thursday in Woodburn to discuss the latest in hemp farming and the potential impact of his hemp legislation for Oregon farmers.(Image courtesy of Senator Ron Wyden’s office)
(Photo: Image courtesy of Senator Ron Wyden’s office) Oregon’s contingent of hemp farmers could soon find it easier to work with banks and university extension offices as two unlikely allies on Capitol Hill ramp up efforts to legalize the close cousin of marijuana. With a bill before Congress, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, hope to pull hemp from a federal list of controlled substances, a move aimed at opening a lucrative market dominated by foreign farmers to more U.S. growers. Hemp, close cousin of pot, could soon be legal across US under latest farm bill

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