Oklahoma's governor signed into law Monday a bill that allows universities and farmers who work with those universities to grow industrial hemp.

Gov. Mary Fallin signed House Bill 2913, which establishes the Oklahoma Industrial Hemp Agricultural Pilot Program.

The pilot program, to be overseen by the state's Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, will allow universities and farmers who contract with universities to grow the crop "for research and development," according to a news release from Fallin's office.

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Harrison Grimwood ~ TulsaWorld.com