By Associated Press(AP)– Arizona is the current state to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp.
On Monday afternoon, Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation for an industrial hemp bill( SB 1098 )that funds a pilot program for growing hemp. The fiber from hemp can be utilized to develop a variety of products like structure materials, food, paper and fabrics.
Ducey’s workplace says a minimum of 34 states have passed legislation associated to industrial hemp, and that the brand-new industry will benefit Arizona’s economy.
The brand-new law states hemp grown in Arizona can not contain more than.3% of the psychedelic component THC.
Growers, harvesters, processors and transporters will be needed to obtain a license from the state’s agriculture department. The legislation likewise define penalties for anybody who breaks the licensing requirements.
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