Farmers gather for hemp lessons

MURFREESBORO – Farmers from across Tennessee gathered Friday afternoon in Murfreesboro to learn about the ins and outs of growing industrial hemp.

A capacity crowd squeezed into a conference room at the Embassy Suites to hear speakers discuss the budding industry.

One farmer, Christian Grantham of Woodbury, explained he became a licensed hemp farmer, so he can help future hemp farmers by experimenting with varieties and conditions.

“I’m here to learn what we can do legally and what we can produce,” Grantham said about growing about an acre of Canda hemp on his Cannon County farm.

Grantham and other farmers are allowed to grow the controversial crop after the Tennessee General Assembly last year passed a law that legalized strains of low-THC varieties of cannabis, as well as measures to start a licensing program.

Under the new regulations, industrial hemp can be grown in Tennessee only as part of a research...

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