Listen

Statehouse Lobbyist Leading Group Representing Hemp Industry

Jul 22, 2019

Credit cnn.com

A Statehouse lobbyist is leading a new coalition representing Ohio's burgeoning hemp industry. 

Grant Street Consultants' Neil Clark was appointed Wednesday, when lawmakers passed a bill allowing for the growth of industrial hemp and sales of hemp-derived CBD oil. The industry coalition includes three entrepreneurs from Green Light Acquisitions, which is now in the hemp business. The group spent 30 million dollars on a failed 2015 effort to legalize marijuana that laid the groundwork for medical marijuana and hemp legalization.