Ringside Seat: Industrial hemp measure’s future rests with governor (SF New Mex)

Ringside Seat: Industrial hemp measure’s future rests with governor

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 12:15 am | Updated: 9:14 am, Mon Mar 30, 2015.

Part-time farmer Jerry Fuentes has spent the last 15 years championing industrial hemp as the perfect crop for drought-ridden New Mexico and corporate America.

Hemp is used to make auto dashboards, briefcases, carpeting, insulation and an array of other products. Even so, Fuentes’ attempt to legalize industrial hemp seemed like a fool’s errand or a cause for rebels, not button-down businessmen.

Read more here: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/ringside-seat-industrial-hemp-measure-s-future-rests-with-governor/article_490d792e-a9bc-5b22-8816-0a8c3d143c80.html