At the of last month, Gov. Wise of West Virginia signed the Industrial Hemp Development Act into law making West Virginia the 8th state to allow hemp farming or research under state law. The West Virginia law allows state farmers to grow hemp which contains 1% or less tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) after obtaining a license from the state Department of Agriculture. Licensees must submit to a background check and inform authorities of the exact location where the crop will be grown.