“Marijuana is a name the government gave it years ago,” when the government labeled it dangerous, said Sherman, owner of Ithaca Organics in Freeville, who grows hemp. He just calls it cannabis.
Pennsylvania Senator Judy Schwank announced last week she will soon be tabling legislation that would see hemp permitted in animal feed.
Medicinal marijuana was legalized Wednesday in Costa Rica with the president’s signing of a law passed a day earlier by congress.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking the White House to approve a new survey to collect even more information about hemp production and the economics of the industry.