Hemp is one step closer to becoming a viable and legal industry in Alaska. Earlier this week, the state released proposed regulations to get growers into a pilot program.

Chris and Ember Haynes own Denali Hemp Company in Talkeetna. Right now, they have to get their hemp seed oil ingredients from Colorado since it’s illegal for them to grow their own plants.

“We just believe in real potent medicine that is just the plants themselves,” Ember said.

It was a passion for plants and herbal healing that led them to start the company, but Ember said hemp has endless potential which makes it a smart investment.

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Heather Hintze ~ KTVA.com