Hemp growing in midstate after outlawed for decades
|Hemp growing in midstate after outlawed for decades||VitaNet, LLC Staff||08/06/18|
August 06, 2018 05:53 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Hemp growing in midstate after outlawed for decades
Pen State Extension is performing groundbreaking research into the cultivation of five varieties of hemp, marking the first legal cultivation in the area for 80 years. Hemp is a close relative of marijuana, and this was enough to get it banned even though it does not contain psychoactive THC and has a wide variety of legitimate uses. However, a 2014 Farm Bill legalized growth of industrial hemp for research purposes. Penn State Extensions’s researchers will look at how well different varieties will grow, although they note there is not yet a robust supply chain in place for farmers to sell their hemp.
- Researchers from Penn State Extension are growing five different varieties of hemp.
- This hemp does not contain a sufficient amount of the chemical THC to make someone feel high.
- Lancaster County once had many thriving hemp farms, but the crop was outlawed in 1938.
"For the first time in 80 years, industrial hemp is growing legally in Lancaster County."
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