The Hemp Politics in the state of Arkansas are not working in favour of the farmers who are eager to get their first hemp seeds in the ground.
Hemp was legalised in Arkansas last year already, but final approval is still needed by the governor, and he’s stalling. With planting season just around the corner, this is a worry for the industrial hemp farmers and for Nicolas Dial, President of the Arkansas Hemp Association.
Dial was part of the team that formed the bill for hemp legalisation last year. In April of 2017, state lawmakers were all in favour and passed the hemp bill, but now, almost one year later, it is under scrutiny.
Farmers are disheartened by the delay, and are concerned that they’ll have to wait until next year to plant their first crop.
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