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Lawmaker Hopes With Hemp Proposal, Third Time's The Charm

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
BOISE -- State Rep. Tom Trail is stoked about industrial hemp. But other lawmakers keep killing his buzz.

The Moscow Republican is preparing to ask state lawmakers, for the third time in six years, to support a resolution that would ask the U.S. Congress to legalize the plant as a farm crop.

Trail says his hopes are high this year though: his proposal comes on the heels of newly issued state rules in North Dakota that regulate hemp farming in the state.

He says the regulations could provide Idaho lawmakers with a picture of what hemp farming might look like in the real world.

Other lawmakers are concerned that legalizing hemp farming could make it easier for marijuana farmers to sneak their crops past law enforcement.

Trail says he will introduce the proposal on the House Agricultural Committee, of which he is chairman, next week.

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