Wisconsin’s new hemp industry blooms
Sunday, June 02, 2019
Will marijuana be far behind?
When Abbie Testaberg married her husband, Jody, in 2010, she told him to quit his job. He had been working for a medical marijuana co-operative in California when the couple met in Wisconsin.
“I wanted him to forget what he was good at and passionate about and get a real job and we could move on with our lives,” Testaberg said.
For awhile, the Testabergs and Abbie’s mother ran a cafe in River Falls, Wisconsin. The couple had two sons, both born with congenital disorders.
Abbie Testaberg began researching alternative treatments in addition to Western medicine. This exploration led Testaberg back to her husband’s previous job — cannabis.