NoDak Officials Urge Feds to Acknowledge Benefits of Hemp

NoDak officials urge Congress to get DEA hip to industrial hemp

North Dakota state officials yesterday continued their quest to legalize industrial hemp farming there, this time with the passage of two resolutions urging the federal government to get right on hemp.

NoDak state representatives – led by Republican Rep. Dave Monson, a veteran lawmaker and hemp supporter who is one of the first two farmers to receive a state license to cultivate the versatile crop – on Tuesday passed House Concurrent Resolution 3028, asking Congress to “recognize the multiple benefits of industrial hemp and to facilitate the growing of industrial hemp,” and HCR 3042, “urging Congress to direct the [DEA] to differentiate between industrial hemp and marijuana” – heaven knows the DEA won’t do that on its own.

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