Seeding The Future: Cannabis in Montana (Ep. 104)

What is the future of cannabis in Montana? Jackie Coffin investigates hemp and marijuana.
The Rundown

Seeding the Future

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What is the future of cannabis in Montana? Jackie Coffin investigates industrial hemp.

From Benjamin Franklin's fields to the federal courtroom, cannabis has been grown, cut, regulated and removed from the United States, both as industrial hemp and its potent cousin, marijuana. However, attitudes are changing and Montanans are beginning to test the waters of cannabis' future in our state, both as a THC-free crop and as a taxable intoxicant. In 2018, Montana farmers grew more acres of hemp than any other state in the nation. In this episode of the Rundown, Jackie Coffin will take us through fields of hemp seeded on a fifth-generation Hi-Line farm to construction sites and CBD start-ups, showing us why Montana is so good at growing the product, but still not meeting its full potential. Then, we'll travel to dispensaries and the statehouse to explore the use of another form of cannabis, and find out what choices voters will have to make about marijuana in the 2020 election. Tune into the Rundown on MontanaPBS for a deep-dive into the future of cannabis in Montana.