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2018 Industrial hemp production in Blaine County: Part 2


October 3, 2018

This photo shows Robby Klingaman and Dylan Surber in their one acre plot of industrial hemp. The photos shows the size of the mature plants, about six feet tall at maturity, that will be harvested in early October. CBD oil (an extract used for many common ailments) will be extracted from the leaves and small stems of the plants. The oil will be used in salves and lotions the two growers plan to make and market.

Reporter's note: A story about the recent first harvest of industrial hemp in Blaine County appeared in the September 26, 2018 issue of the "Journal." That story described the 200 acres of industrial hemp harvested in early September by Dick Nicholson, one of only 49 licensed producers in Montana this year. 2018 was the second year for the Montana program and as far as I knew Nicholson was the first to grow industrial hemp under the new provisions in Blaine County.

While gathering information for that story I learned of a second license issued in 2018 to grow hemp in Blaine County. That li...

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