County intends to implement hemp zoning ordinance

For over an hour last week, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors went back and forth on a topic that has been a focal point over the last few weeks.
That topic is the industrial cultivation of hemp. Hemp has great potential as a “cash crop” and can be produced for things such as rope, clothing, body care products and more.
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which went into effect Jan. 1 of this year, removed hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act. Thus, hemp is no longer feder...

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