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Nebraska is Latest State to Legalize Hemp Farming
USAgNet - 06/03/2019
Nebraska farmers can now get into the hemp business. Governor Pete Ricketts, who had been hesitant to back hemp, signed LB657 into law.
Under the "Nebraska Hemp Farming Act" hemp is now seen as a legal crop, even though it had already been legalized by the U.S. Congress through the 2018 Farm Bill.
Some senators argued that hemp comes from cannabis and allowing hemp production could lead to marijuana.
Under this law, the hemp must contain less than 0.3 percent THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana.
The law also requires anyone who transports hemp must be able to show where it came from and its destination.
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