Governor Mike DeWine signed a new law that will pave the way for Ohio farmers to grow hemp.

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The law decriminalizes hemp in the state and the Ohio Department of Agriculture will oversee a newly created hemp program. Hemp is closely related to marijuana but doesn't produce the intoxicating effects. Hemp has many industrial uses, like CBD oil and fiber for cloth and rope. The hemp program will license farmers to grow hemp and regulate the processing of hemp products.

For more information about the program log on to the Ohio Department of Agriculture website at

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