Supervisors urge state, federal officials to support hemp

B y Derek Liebig

The Washington County Board of Supervisors is hoping to a plant a seed in the minds of state and federal officials that would foster the growth of industrial hemp in the agrarian county.

Supervisors on Friday passed a resolution urging state and federal lawmakers to declassify industrial hemp as a controlled substance so that local farmers can grow the fiber.

Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff, who has been advocating since this fall for the growth of industrial hemp in the [...]

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