US (MI): Investments could boost Michigan's hemp industry

The U.S. state of Michigan can be a hemp powerhouse if the sector can attract sufficient investment, the state’s hemp trade association says.

With a wide range of Michigan manufacturers interested in hemp’s potential, more processing is needed to advance the industry to the next level, said Dave Crabill, co-founder and communications director at the association, iHemp Michigan.

“We like to say hemp can be used to make a thousand things,” Crabill said. “And that’s absolutely true. But right now in Michigan, it’s only being used to make a handful of things. What Michigan needs more than anything right now is investment in processing.” 

“The next three to five years could decide our future. If we move fast, attract investment and engage our business community, Michigan could be a national leader in a hemp-based economy,” Crabill said.


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