By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Nationwide hemp legalization may not affect Wyoming

State has yet to budget for research or development


December 14, 2018

CHEYENNE – An $867 billion farm bill passed by the House of Representatives by a vote of 369-47 on Wednesday (the bill passed the Senate in June by a vote of 86-11) effectively legalized industrial hemp production in the United States, pending President Donald Trump’s signature, although a lack of budget for research in Wyoming may keep the crop from growing in the Cowboy State.

“Right now, Wyoming is in a hold pattern,” said Wyoming Department of Agriculture Public Information Officer Derek Grant. “We are waiting to see what will happen when President Trump signs the bill, but we...

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