Hemp Bill Heads to Governor

Apr 13, 2019

Governor's office
Credit KWGS News

Legislation paving the way for the production of industrial hemp in Oklahoma is heading to Gov. Kevin Stitt after the state House passed the proposal.

Hemp, like marijuana, is derived from the cannabis plant, but it contains 0.3% or less THC, which is the compound that gives pot its high. Industrial hemp is used in paper, cosmetics, construction materials and other products.

The bill would allow the state Department of Agriculture to develop and manage a hemp production program under the 2018 federal farm bill.