Governor Mike DeWine signed the invoice into legislation Tuesday, permitting Ohio farmers to develop hemp for revenue.
(Columbus, Oh.) – Hemp and its associated merchandise are actually authorized in Ohio.
Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Invoice 57 into legislation Tuesday, legalizing the cannabis plant and the its oil utilized in well being dietary supplements.
Hemp solely incorporates hint quantities of THC, the psychoactive chemical present in marijuana. CBD merchandise can solely include 0.3-percent THC underneath the brand new legislation.
The plant can be a authorized crop for farmers now. Nevertheless, Ohio’s Division of Agriculture should create guidelines for a hemp program earlier than farmers can start planting the crop. This system might be in place and the primary farmers licensed subsequent spring.
Hemp legalization was welcomed by the Ohio Farm Bureau.
“Industrial hemp will give Ohio farmers one other crop possibility to assist them diversify their farms and probably discover one other stream of income to offset years of declining commodity costs. We’re happy that the state legislature handed and Governor Mike DeWine signed SB 57 and we sit up for working with the Ohio Division of Agriculture as this system begins to take form,” stated Adam Sharp, govt vp of Ohio Farm Bureau.
The legislation additionally permits Ohio universities to analysis hemp plant properties and makes use of.
Extra data on hemp cultivation legalization is obtainable from the Ohio Division of Agriculture at https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/administration/assets/hemp-facts3.
Ohio lawmakers legalized medicinal use of marijuana in 2016. The medicinal program is up and working this yr, with some dispensaries in Hamilton County starting to promote the plant this month.
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