County permitted growers can still plant

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Industrial hemp moratorium in San Jacinto extended until May 1 The San Jacinto City Council, following nearly 90 minutes of discussion, decided to extend a moratorium on the cultivation of industrial and pharmaceutical hemp, while allowing the current hemp farmers to grow their next crop for another season. Three local hemp and cannabis growers appeared at the Tuesday, Feb. 18, council meeting to urge the council not to approve a resolution to completely prohibit the cultivation of the industrial hemp, which is not to be confused with the highly regulated, state approved, cannabis or marijuana used for medicinal and recreational purposes. The farmers, including Chris Minor from AG farm management, Luis Calderon from GHI and Chris Sheridan, a representative for other local growers, a
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