The South Carolina Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved a list of pesticides for use on hemp crops, removing a hurdle farmers have faced since the crop was cleared for production in the state earlier this year.

Both federal and state law have been amended in the past six months to allow licensed production of industrial hemp, a strain of the same plant as marijuana but without its intoxicating effects.

The S.C. Department of Agriculture has approved 114 growers for the state Hemp Farming Program for 2019, however, no pesticides have yet been labeled for use on the crop.

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Tom Hallman ~ Clemson University via The Times and Democrat