The state of Washington is making moves to open up its hemp industry. According to the Capital Press, lawmakers in both the state House and Senate have introduced a pair of bills (House Bill 1401 and Senate Bill 5719) that would legalize the processing of hemp into cannabidiol (CBD). The measure would also remove a rule set down by the Department of Agriculture which forced hemp farmers to cease operations if cannabis cultivators planted within four miles of their farm. However, the buffer zone would still apply to prospective farmers when selecting a grow site.

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