Indiana is one step closer to having a regulated hemp industry. Last week, a state Senate committee voted to approve Senate Bill 516, a bill allowing the cultivation of industrial hemp. Though the measure has broad support, lawmakers have expressed concern that individuals may try and pass of cannabis as hemp and that the bill may end up favoring special interests. If approved by the Senate, the measure would then go on to the state House, which passed similar bill last year. Republican Sen. Randy Head, the measure’s sponsor, believes that the measure could end up on Gov. Eric Holcomb as early as April.

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