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By Jeff Pack

Industrial hemp farms popping up in Fallbrook and Bonsall


Last updated 7/29/2019 at 7:39am

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New chain link fencing with barbed wire has gone up around this industrial hemp farm on Winterhaven Road in Fallbrook. According to the County of San Diego, there are 11 hemp cultivators in the Fallbrook and Bonsall area since they were made legal in April. The one pictured here is registered with the county.

Residents have been noticing a new type of farm taking root in the Fallbrook and Bonsall area – industrial hemp – so, the Village News reached out to County of San Diego Supervising Agricultural Standards Inspector Bonnie Wheeler to get the scoop.

First question: is it legal to grow? The answer is yes.

"The California Industrial Hemp Farming Act was signed into law to authorize the commercial production of industrial hemp in California," Wheeler said. "Before cultivation, an individual interested in growing industrial hemp for commercial purposes must register with the County Agricultur...

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