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Cannabis could be boost for state farmers

Cannabis could be boost for state farmers

Cannabis may have a future on Virginia’s farms, though navigating its legal status and crafting regulations are hurdles before the plant can provide any economic boost.

That was the message marijuana industry officials had for a full house of farmers and other attendees at the Williamsburg Lodge during the Virginia Farm Bureau’s annual convention, which was held Nov. 28-30 in Williamsburg.

Though illegal in Virginia, medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia. Some local General Assembly members have also publicly said they are considering taking a softer stance on decriminalizing marijuana for certain uses.

Marijuana has a variety of...