Virginia is wrapping up its second year of a research program that allows farmers to grow hemp, a crop long banned because of its association with marijuana.
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Virginia hemp has become a reality. On Oct. 19, 2017, the University of Virginia announced that it had completed its first successful harvest of the crop.
CLARENCE, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE American: XXII), a plant biotechnology company focused on tobacco harm reduction and cannabis research, announced today that the Company and the University of Virginia (“UVA”) completed their first successful harvest of hemp plants and identified several promising hemp varieties that could form the foundation for commercial hemp production throughout the legacy tobacco belt region of the United States.