Tag: industrial hemp
Industrial hemp cultivation was once common in Virginia but has been banned for the past 80 years.
A first-of-its-kind public event on industrial hemp will be offered Aug. 17 at Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm.
On March 16 Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a bill that authorizes Virginia Tech and Virginia State University to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will issue the growing licenses.
Virginia Tech will be able to begin research on growing industrial hemp in the commonwealth as a result of a new state law and the establishment of an industrial hemp research program by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.