Texas Farmers are Harvesting Hemp for the First Time in 80 Years

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op

World NewsNewsLegalization Texas farmers are harvesting hemp for the first time in 80 years “My goal is to operate under Texas’ hemp rules, then when recreational comes around, hopefully, [the state] will look back at people who’ve been honest and fair with the system and give us preferential treatment in terms of licensing.” Author of the article: Sam Riches Texas legalized the production of hemp in June 2019. PHOTO BY ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS Article Sidebar Share TRENDING Injecting new life into your dried-out, baffed-out bud. What can a cannabis lover do to freshen up that stash? with Video MMA legend Frank Shamrock used cannabis 'on a daily basis' throughout his career. So, why has he stopped now? Ganja and replica gun among several items seized at 18-year-old’s home WeedMD is unlike most pot producers in Canada with Video The police sawed through a front door to seize 'half a joint' from a parent feeding their three-year-old Article content Coleman Hemphill, president of the Texas Hemp Industry Association, believes that hemp grown in the state could be worth “tens of billions of dollars.”

Coleman Hemphill, president of the Texas Hemp Industry Association, believes that hemp grown in the state could be worth “tens of billions of dollars.”

“I feel confident that Texas could be one of the largest hemp fibre-producing states, similar to how it’s the largest fibre-producing state for cotton,” Hemphill told the Austin Chronicle. “A lot of the attributes of Texas weather [are] advantageous, both for fibre production and cannabinoids because it’s a dry state, allowing more stress on the plants, which makes the valuable attributes of that crop more expressed.”

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