CHARLESTON, W. Va. – This is a hemp processing plant in North Carolina, and we may soon see more facilities like it in West Virginia. Representatives of Tyson Ranch, based in California, were in Charleston Monday talking about expanding into the Mountain State.
“We came in with the intent of acquiring as much land, or looking into co-opting on land. We need to get farmers educated to teach them how to grow at a higher rate, to grow at a more profitable rate for themselves, which only help them, it helps their families,” said Rob Hickman, of Tyson Ranch.
One location that may be looked at is the old Hobet mine site in Boone and Lincoln Counties. Hemp can bring in lots more money if it is turned in to medical oils and creams like C-B-D, as Tyson Ranch produces.
“There is a lot of anecdotal evidence where people say, you know, that they put a CBD oil or cream on their knee and see significant pain relief,” said Dr. Clint Hill, an Orthopedic Surgeon.
CBD and hemp oil differ