Arizona Lawmaker Wants Local Hemp Growers To Plant Sooner

By Casey Kuhn
Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 2:39pm

President Donald Trump has signed the Farm Bill into law, and in doing so made hemp production legal. Arizona approved the crop last legislative session — but hopeful hemp farmers may get a headstart.

Lawmaker Sonny Borreli filed a bill to move the start date allowing hemp production in 2019 three months earlier.

In a statement, Borelli said it’s important to allow growers a chance to plant their crop in a favorable growing season. That’s why he is proposing letting producers start in May rather than August.

Borelli originally authored the bill that legalized hemp production in Arizona.

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