Oregon State University gets $1 million to study hemp


The Global Hemp Innovation Center was launched in June

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FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2014, file photo, a tractor cuts a small plot of hemp at a University of Kentucky research plot near Lexington, Ky. The Oregon Agriculture Department has begun accepting applications to grow industrial hemp, in time for spring planting. Industrial hemp is the cousin of marijuana that doesn’t cause a […]

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University has received a $1 million gift to explore hemp genomics, research that can grow understanding of how hemp may be used in health and nutrition products, textiles and construction materials.

In a statement the university said the gift to the OSU Foundation was provided by Oregon CBD, a hemp seed research and development company.

The Global Hemp Innovation Center was launched in June by OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences and is the largest, most comprehensive hemp research center in the nation.

Oregon CBD is a family-owned business with longtime ties to OSU. Seth and Eric Crawford both have several degrees from the university and prior to starting the family business Seth Crawford taught in the School of Public Policy for 13.

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