Friday, July 19, 2019

Bill Allowing Farmers to Grow Hemp Headed to House Floor

On February 27, House Bill 2813, a pilot program allowing farmers to grow hemp, passed with a unanimous vote in a House committee and is now headed to the House floor. The proposed program will be overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Oklahoma’s higher-education institutions.

Hemp and marijuana are both part of the cannabis family, but they are completely different in their function, cultivation and application. Hemp’s chemical makeup contains low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), making it impossible to feel any psychoactive effect. It is also high in cannabidiol (CBD), which has been found to be an analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety treatment that is gaining popularity as a medical supplement. CBD has been found to help with many conditions, including inflammation, pain, stress, epilepsy, lupus, fibromyalgia, cancer and more.

“The purpose of the study is to review the environmental impact and the economic potential of industrial hemp farming in Oklahoma,” says State Representative Mickey Dollens. “It is to be noted that this is federally compliant under the 2014 Farm Act. When someone applies to an institution of higher education for a permit, they will have to explain exactly what they plan to do with it.”

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