Group setting rules for hemp farming in Oregon



SALEM, Ore. — After a panel of appointed experts lays down a new set of rules in the next few weeks, Oregon farmers will be able to grow a crop of industrial hemp this spring.

The committee of ag experts and state officials has been selected by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and will come together this month to establish proper procedures for hemp cultivation in Oregon.

Oregon farmers have been hesitant to start growing because they were afraid
of being prosecuted by the DEA for possession of a controlled substance.