Farm bureau plans to meet with Justice Department on CBD
MADISON - Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation officials plan to meet with the state Justice Department to discuss the agency's stance that hemp farmers can't produce CBD oil.
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill in November allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp.
Farm bureau lobbyists say they believed the bill allowed farmers to extract CBD oil from their plants. But DOJ issued a memo last month saying it remains illegal to possess and distribute the oil, angering farmers who were banking on producing the oil to generate dollars.
DOJ spokesman Johnny Koremenos said the agency plans to meet Wednesday afternoon with the farm bureau, the hemp bill's authors, Sen. Patrick Testin and Rep. Jesse Kremer, and the Legislature's attorneys to discuss CBC and the hemp bill.