Arizona lawmakers may form a committee to study hemp as a new major crop in the state.
Hemp growing long has been illegal under federal law due to its relation to marijuana plants, even though you can't get high from hemp. As Congress eases up on hemp restrictions, and could perhaps legalize hemp farming, some lawmakers want to see if Arizona could benefit.
"Pinal, Cochise, Greenlee, Graham, and Coconino counties could keep agriculture alive with hemp," Democratic Senator Lynne Pancrazi told a Senate committee. "It takes one-third less water than cotton."More »