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The Industrial Hemp Committee held its first meeting Tuesday, passing draft regulations to the full Plant Board for approval and moving the state nearer to creating a bureaucracy for the new industry in Arkansas. The Industrial Hemp Committee held its first meeting Tuesday, passing draft regulations to the full Plant Board for approval and moving the state nearer to creating a bureaucracy for the new industry in Arkansas The board hopes that farmers will plant the first batch of industrial hemp this year. In the last legislative session, the Industrial Hemp Act — passed in near-unanimous fashion (only one «nay» vote in the House) — created a 10-year research program for growing the plant. Hemp, which contains less than .3...

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Hemp panel meets

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