Public hearing to be held today on rules for industrial hemp in Oregon

By Noelle Crombie | The Oregonian/OregonLive
A photograph of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) in Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. A photograph of a cannabis plant. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Oregon agriculture officials said Monday they are poised to adopt rules that would allow industrial hemp farmers to plant their crops this spring.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture, the agency charged with overseeing industrial hemp production, will hold a public hearing Tuesday onthe draft rules. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the agency’s offices, located at 635 Capitol Street Northeast, Salem.
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