Contributed by Christina Accumanno
Contributed by Nicholas Paindiris
Connecticut recently became the latest state to authorize the production of hemp, as Governor Lamont signed a bill which will enable the growth of the state's industrial hemp industry. The law authorizes the state's Department of Agriculture to implement a hemp research pilot program and allows for commercial hemp farming in the state. State officials hope that the new bill will provide a boost to the state's agricultural industry and rural economies which rely heavily on farming.