West Virginia’s Hemp Politics are moving in a positive direction. Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee are backing Bill 475, which supports the development of hemp seed strains for various industrial purposes.
Many hemp farmers in the state are growing hemp for its oils, which can be used to produce fuels or plastics, but hemp business owner Don Smith is interested in cultivating seeds for other industrial uses, such as hempcrete.
Bill 475, also known as the Industrial Hemp Development Act, would open up opportunities for farmers to breed different varieties of hemp plants, and for West Virginia to spearhead industrial hemp seed production.
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