Idea of industrial hemp grows on Nebraska lawmakers
Hemp ready for harvest last October near Springfield, Colo. A Nebraska bill would allow the University of Nebraska or the State Ag Department to grow industrial hemp for research. The federal farm bill created a limited exception to hemp's illegal status.
Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 12:00 am
LINCOLN — Drive some 600 miles north of Nebraska, across the Canadian border, and you can find farm fields covered with the lacy green fans of cannabis plants.
Back on the U.S. side of the border you'll find store shelves stocked with products made from those plants.
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