Minnesota Researcher Finds Genetic Difference Between Marijuana & Hemp

marijuana_growing.jpgThis falls in line with a provision in the 2014 farm bill that opened the door to research on industrial hemp in states that have laws recognizing a chemical difference. North Dakota passed a law recognizing hemp plants as distinct from marijuana on the basis of very low drug content.

Now that Minnesota has made this distinction, does that mean there can be more industrial hemp research here? Under this law, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is charged with creating rules for pilot research programs in Minnesota.

Currently there isn’t support to fund pilot programs on hemp research. You’re the only one in Minnesota right now? At the present time, that’s correct. And hemp used to be grown as a crop across the country? Yes and particularly here in Minnesota.

To read more, visit http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/21/bcst-marijuana-hemp-cannibis-genetics

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