The actions of a state lawmaker in Tennessee put Hemp in the News this week. He is proving his dedication to industrial hemp by growing it himself.
A year ago, Rep. Jay Reedy was a strong advocate for the industrial hemp bill and backed it in the house of representatives. Determining that he should know more about the plant he was supporting, he decided to grow some hemp on his own farm.
Many of his colleagues were skeptical, and Rep. Reedy realised it was due to fear that surrounds the misconception that hemp and marijuana are the same plant, which they’re not. He grew the hemp for research purposes, so he could gain information and share it with fellow lawmakers.
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