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Industrial Hemp Goes From Fringe To Front Burner For Tenn. Legislature

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by Blake Farmer

Tennessee has come, according to leaders of the state legislature who have recently opened their minds to the agricultural potential. The cousin to cannabis has been legalized for industrial use in nine other states.

Just a few months ago, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey didn’t know the first thing about hemp. He has since been convinced that it could become Tennessee’s next cash crop.

“Farmers out there need something to make money, and hemp is one of them,” he says. “So I’m 100 percent there.”

Industrial Hemp Goes From Fringe To Front Burner For Tenn. Legislature

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