Industrial hemp bill passes legislature
"Industrial hemp is a part of Wisconsin’s agricultural future, and that is why I voted for SB 119."
“I joined the push to reinvigorate Wisconsin’s industrial hemp industry nearly three years ago when I was first elected,” said Rep. Considine. “Farmers and citizens across our state are learning more about hemp and realizing that it could be a great opportunity for our agricultural economy. With this broadening support, there is no good reason industrial hemp should still be illegal in our state.
“I have not supported every part of SB 119, and I still think we could improve several parts of the bill. But more than that, I support our farmers. Industrial hemp is a part of Wisconsin’s agricultural future, and that is why I voted for SB 119. I hope Governor Walker will agree that this is a major opportunity and sign this bill into law.”
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This bill would finally allow Wisconsin farmers and tribes to take full advantage of the great agricultural opportunity hemp presents.