In Arizona Hemp Politics, the House voted unanimously to take the first steps towards legalising hemp. However, there is concern that allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp will result in marijuana plants being hidden in their midst.
The initial approval of SB 1337 administers the state Department of Agriculture to begin issuing hemp cultivation licences to farmers. Hemp and marijuana are both members of the cannabis family, but hemp contains only trace amounts, (less than 0.3 percent), of tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound.
In other words, as stated by Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, you could try smoking hemp but all it’ll give you is a bad headache.
Borelli recognises hemp as a prosperous crop and wants to see the laws change to allow Arizona farmers to cash in on the up and rising industry. Hemp has many uses, from fibres for textile production to oils for food and medicinal use.
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