For Hemp Transporters, Idaho Roads May Resemble Obstacle Course

Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little has issued an executive order that will permit motor carriers to transport hemp through the state that in recent months has been a risky proposition for truck drivers.

Even so, hauling hemp through the state almost a year after it became legal won’t exactly be a Sunday drive through the park.

Little issued the executive order Nov. 19, about a month after the U.S. Department of Agriculture handed down regulations making it clear that transporting hemp in interstate commerce is every bit as legal as hauling the potatoes that have made Idaho famous.