Hemp, the non-psychoactive variety of cannabis is now federally legal and many growers in Washington and Oregon are hoping for directives from state lawmakers in the next legislative session. The 2018 farm bill removed hemp from the federal list of controlled substances.

Chris Mcgann with the State Department of Agriculture tells KIT News "We have already had some limited production under certain legislative restrictions in terms of how far from other crops it can be grown and it's use."
Mcgann says if state lawmakers want to align it's laws with the federal regulations in the farm bill some major changes in regulations will have to be made this year. He says if that happens hemp could be a huge cash crop for the state of Washington in the near future.