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  • Montana Legislature weighs bills to encourage hemp industry

    Kevin Trevellyan, UM Legislative News Service University of Montana School of Journalism|Apr 18, 2019

    Colby Johnson was celebrating his 30th birthday in Las Vegas when he noticed the neon advertisements for cannabidiol (CBD). The letters were everywhere. The hemp-derived tincture cannabidiol is said to relieve pain, anxiety and other health issues, though science hasn’t yet corroborated such claims. Regardless. “When I see those signs, I think to myself, the best CBD can be grown here in Montana,” said Johnson, who farms north of Conrad. He isn’t alone. A wealth of Treasure State growers believe hemp can supplement thinning profit margins on tr...