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Wisconsin Republicans tout bill that would legalize hemp


October 11, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers made the case Tuesday for a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp, stressing that the plant shouldn’t be confused with marijuana and that farmers should be given the option to raise another profitable crop.

Rep. Jesse Kremer and Sen. Patrick Testin told reporters during a news conference ahead a public hearing on the measure that the proposal would give hope to farmers.

“The message from a united agriculture community is this: We’ve led the nation in hemp production in the past. It’s time we lead again,” Testin said.


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