Minnesota hemp was legally harvested Wednesday in Minnesota for the first time in more than 60 years.
The Industrial Hemp Development Act of 2015 allowed researchers from the University of Minnesota to collect wild hemp to be studied. On Wednesday, researchers scoured the overgrown grounds of Fort Snelling for the wild cannabis.
“These belong to the same species as marijuana,” Dr. George Weiblen said. “They’re treated as controlled substances, by law.”
Weiblen and Jonathan Wenger have been studying hemp for more than a decade. [Read more at KSTP.com]