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Bill Would Allow Industrial Farming Of Marijuana Plants

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada lawmaker is introducing a bill that would allow industrial marijuana farming.

Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom is the primary sponsor of SB305, which was introduced on Monday on the floor of the Senate.

The bill would allow agricultural research colleges and registered growers to purchase, store and buy industrial cannabis, and it sets up regulations covering the industry. Growers would be required to register with the state and meet certain agricultural requirements regarding THC content.

Segerblom said the intent of the bill was to keep the hemp industry separate from recreational or medical marijuana industries in the state. The 2014 federal Farm Bill included provisions allowing states to grow and regulate industrial hemp.

Industrial cannabis products include things like hemp oil or hemp yarn.

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