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25 Marzo 2020

Stati Uniti

TEXAS AVVIA LA COLTIVAZIONE DELLA CANAPA: BOOM DI DOMANDE DALLE AZIENDE AGRICOLE

The inaugural Texas hemp crop is expected to be planted soon, after state regulators officially opened the application process for prospective growers last Monday. In few hours the Texas Department of Agriculture had received 110 applications.This move culminates years of effort by hemp proponents to enable farmers in the state to grow the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana. Hemp has a number of consumer and industrial uses, and certain varieties are considered a good fit for environmental conditions in Texas.To be hemp certified growers, thug, Texas farmers must undergo a series of strict regulations: 10 years background checks analysis, periodical crop tests, different fees (on-year license, facilities registration and permits).The Texas Legislature legalized hemp last summer, and the Texas Department of Agriculture has worked since then to develop rules and testing requirements, and to get a green light from the federal government. The 2018 U.S. farm bill set the stage for hemp to be legalized nationwide, although about three dozen states — but not Texas — already allowed it because they’d previously opted to participate in a federal hemp pilot program. (ICE HOUSTON)


Fonte notizia: www.statesman.com