Against Marijuana? Experts Say Grow Hemp.
There are currently four states which do not allow farmers to grow the legalization of hemp production: Connecticut, Idaho, Mississippi and South Dakota.
Hemp Advocates say if those states don’t want to legalize marijuana, they should consider legalizing hemp production. That’s because experts say the crops are able to cross-pollinate and ruin the crops.
However, Matthew Smith, a lawyer with Hoban Law Group, says states don’t have to allow hemp production.
“Just because on a federal level [hemp] is technically legal, you still can as a state opt in or opt out,” said Smith. “[States can say] we don’t want to be able to grow hemp in this state.”