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State gears up for hemp

By Sarah Pridgeon

Changes to Wyoming law have introduced a potential new crop to Wyoming. Producers will legally be able to grow industrial hemp, which is believed to have thousands of uses, once the Wyoming Department of Agriculture has finalized the regulations and licensing procedure.

Often confused with its psychoactive sibling, marijuana, industrial hemp is a different product used for fabric, food products and more. So soon after the law change, however, there is work to be done to figure out how exactly what will be needed to become an industrial hemp farmer.

“There are a lot of things...