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Interest in growing, selling hemp exploding in Wyoming

April 9, 2019

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The third-ever Wyoming Agriculture Diversification Summit has already sold out once and has had to switch venues to accommodate the expected large attendance.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the conference, which is scheduled to take place Thursday in Casper, will offer information on growing and selling hemp, a popular crop that is technically not yet legal in Wyoming.

Wyoming lawmakers voted earlier this year to legalize hemp in Wyoming, but details remain to be worked out.

Wyoming’s plan to begin growing hemp, which is required by the United States Department of Agriculture, was submitted last week.

State records show that since the start of 2019, more than two dozen businesses with names playing off of or containing the word “hemp” have been filed with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com