Indiana Seeks Federal Approval For Growing Hemp

INDIANA: Indiana‘s seed commissioner is seeking federal approval for the state’s farmers to begin growing industrial hemp under a newly passed state law.

Seed Commissioner Robert Waltz said Thursday that he’s asked the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grant the state permission to allow hemp to be grown for crops and research purposes.

Kentucky has already passed legislation and has five legal hemp production projects in the works in conjunction with state universities, including one in Louisville, the Courier-Journal previously reported.

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