The Massachusetts House on Wednesday voted to allow farmers to grow hemp on land designated as agricultural.

If the bill is signed into law, it could vastly expand the amount of land that can be used to grow hemp in the state.

“This simple bill will have boundless opportunities for farmers from the Berkshires to Cape Cod and everywhere in between,” said Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, who sponsored the bill. Pignatelli called it “another tool of economic vitality to keep farms alive.”

Read the full article by Shira Schoenberg from Masslive here.