A bill that would allow for expanded research on hemp in Minnesota is advancing through the House and Senate.
As it stands, research on the plant is tightly regulated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with George Weiblen, a plant biology professor at the University of Minnesota. He's one of the few researchers in the country with federal permission to study hemp.
Your support matters.
You make MPR News possible. Individual donations are behind the clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives. Help ensure MPR remains a resource that brings Minnesotans together.