Connecticut farmers eager and worried about new hemp laws

By GREGORY B. HLADKY | HARTFORD COURANT

“… but they’re worried a delay in state action could give other U.S. farmers a big head start in the hemp game.”

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2, said he’s been lobbying Governor-elect Ned Lamont to make state action on hemp a top priority. “He gets it, he really understands,” Courtney said of Lamont’s realization of how important hemp crops could be to hard-pressed Connecticut farmers.

Courtney is still upset by Connecticut’s failure to follow the lead of other states that set up pilot hemp-growing programs in recent years. “We have, in my opinion, already wasted time,” he said.

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