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Industrial hemp is coming


Near the end of the Alva Community Coffee June 21, Sen. Casey Murdock remembered something he forgot to mention in his earlier legislative wrap-up – hemp. “We are dependent on oil and gas. It affects our state budget so drastically. You know it’s always ‘we need to diversify, we need to diversify.’ The thing that’s coming is industrial hemp.

“We had a pilot program we passed last year. The feds have basically legalized (hemp) in the farm bill they passed this year. But for me this industrial hemp is, I don’t want to say the end all be all, but it could change Oklahoma drast...

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