Universities and colleges in Oklahoma have gotten the green light to take part in the state’s new industrial hemp program.
Higher education institutions that want to participate in the pilot program have been told to submit their applications at least a month before planting or cultivating industrial hemp crops for research and development.
Oklahoma lawmakers approved the industrial hemp program earlier this year.
“Industrial hemp has the potential to become a source of steady, recurring revenue for our state,” Oklahoma Governor Mary Falin said in April. “This pilot program will allow for careful analysis of the economic potential of industrial hemp farming in Oklahoma and of its environmental impact.”
According to NewsOK.com, individuals cannot get a license, but they are able to contract with the state’s colleges and universities to produce industrial hemp.