The Ohio Department of Agriculture will plant its first hemp plants for research today at its facility in Reynoldsburg.
The ODA was directed to begin hemp research after Governor DeWine signed Senate Bill 57 into law, decriminalizing hemp and licensing its cultivation.
These first plants will be placed in the ground by ODA Director Dorothy Pelanda along with Hemp Program Executive Director David Miran and Division of Plant Health Chief Dan Kenny.
Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.