Industrial Hemp Proposal Not Acted On In Montmorency County

Montmorency County wants no part of one man's proposal to grow industrial hemp. For the third time, the Board of Commissioners took no action at a meeting Wednesday. Everett Swift believes the crop will be beneficial to the local economy. It can be used to make different items from rope to cement, but currently it's all imported from other countries. Growing industrial hemp is illegal on the federal level, but people can request a permit if approved by the local and state government. The county chose not to support that.

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