The Wisconsin state Senate’s agriculture committee overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow farmers to grow hemp.
The panel voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the proposal. The vote clears the way for a full floor vote in the Senate.
A separate hemp measure is pending in the House.
The Senate bill would set up state licenses for farmers wanting to grow industrial hemp. People with drug convictions wouldn’t be eligible for the licenses.
More than 30 states have passed legislation allowing