– Cannabis/Marijuana Industry News

Bipartisan legislation introduced Feb. 18 in the state Senate would allow hemp farmers to sell their product to in-state medical cannabis manufacturers.

Report from The West Central Tribune

Sen. Karla Bigham, DFL-Cottage Grove, who co-authored the bill, said it would give local growers another source for their product, which typically is used in food, clothing and rope.

“A lot of people think industrial hemp is only a food,” she said. “It has medicinal purposes. It can be used for insulation. Some people are trying to open a biodiesel market. Let the entrepreneur’s juices flow and keep the jobs local.”

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