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MICHIGAN CITY - A Michigan City hemp processor is expanding, since its commercial enterprise has flourished in Indiana.

The "Times" reports the expansion is also expected to produce fifteen additional jobs at the Viobin facility, which is located at 1700 E. U.S. 12.  

Viobin is investing $6.1 million dollars into the facility for the expansion which includes greater capacity for hemp drying, feed production and processing along with additional equipment.

The growth plans come after the City Council approved a tax abatement on the investment last week.

All IN: Hemp

Oct 24, 2019

The Office of Indiana State Chemist has received over 13,000 emails asking about hemp since the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill was signed last year.

Summer Study Committee Explores The Future Of Hemp

Aug 6, 2018
Elkhart-based FlexForm Technologies CEO Gregg Baumbaugh shows the study committee one of the car parts his company makes using hemp. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

The Indiana Agriculture and Natural Resources Interim Study Committee took a field trip Monday visiting Purdue University’s Hemp research site and talking with experts about the plant.

Industrial hemp is still illegal to grow in Indiana outside of research. However, dozens of Hoosiers told the committee they think industrial hemp should be legal to be grown in-state.

Hemp Bill Likely Headed To Study Committee

Mar 2, 2018

Senate lawmakers want to take a big step back when it comes to opening up Indiana’s hemp industry.

Legislation overwhelmingly passed by the House would have allowed the state to establish a hemp growing pilot program. It’s similar to a program in Kentucky, which has established itself as a national leader in hemp. But the Senate made the bill a study committee proposal.

Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) says that’s because the state isn’t set up for such a system.


A bill to open up the industrial hemp industry in Indiana passed a Senate panel, even as supporters face pushback from some skeptical lawmakers.

Senate Votes To Legalize Cannabidiol

Feb 5, 2018

The Indiana Senate approved legislation Monday to allow anyone in the state to buy or sell cannabidiol, or CBD.

The Senate’s bill is similar to language approved last week by the House – meaning CBD legalization appears to have a clear path forward this session.

Simpler CBD Legalization Bill Clears House Committee

Jan 24, 2018

A House committee passed legislation Wednesday to legalize cannabidiol, or CBD. The unanimously-approved bill takes a simpler approach to authorizing its use.

CBD Bill Advances To Senate Floor

Jan 23, 2018

Lawmakers voted in favor of a bill to legalize the hemp extract CBD oil for all Hoosiers. Recent amendments ease a number of restrictions on the substance. The original bill would have only legalized CBD oil with no THC, but a change now places that level at 0.3 percent, the federal industry standard.

It would also allow the sale of CBD oil by any retailer – eliminating a registry set up last year, when the oil was only legalized for use by some epilepsy patients.

CBD Oil: What Is It And Who Can Legally Use It

Jan 2, 2018

A bill proposed for this legislative session would legalize CBD oil for all Hoosiers.  It could also answer questions about what it is and who may use it.

Purdue University botanist Janna Beckerman agrees there is confusion about the substance that is extracted from the cannabis plant.

“When we talk about CBD oil what we’re talking about is an extract, similar to how we get mint oil by distilling it from mint,” says Beckerman.