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Hemp is a new opportunity for Massachusetts farmers, but current state law is locking them out - Cannabis News
Growing hemp is now legal in Massachusetts, and in the United States. But many Massachusetts farmers still cannot grow hemp due to a barrier posed by state law relating to the definition of agricultural land.
Lawmakers are considering whether to change that law through a provision that could emerge soon for a final vote.
“We see farmers very interested in trying to diversify their crops,” said Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, who introduced a bill to change the law.
“This stands to be a profitable crop as well. It’s useful for the commonwealth and for farmers trying to make a living.”
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Shira Schoenberg ~ MassLive.com ~
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