Farmers in the region are utilizing fiber from hemp to produce items from clothing to wood flooring. But an agriculture expert doubts the crop’s potential in Rockbridge County.
The Republican-controlled Virginia House shot down a bill from the Democrat-controlled Virginia Senate that would allow retail marijuana sales to start next year.
Lawmakers voted Wednesday to approve Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed changes to a bill that will allow adults to possess and cultivate small amounts of the drug starting in July.
The county sheriff’s department holds a “zero tolerance” policy toward drugs.