Hemp legalization under the 2018 Farm Bill unleashed unexpected markets for the crop. One unexpected market: people are consuming hemp the way they often consume its higher THC cannabis cousin—by smoking it.
The state’s growers are sitting on a pile of surplus from the 2019 season, while they desperately wait for rules to guide the industry going forward.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a Texas-sized plan to regulate hemp in the Lone Star State Jan. 27. By the end of this month, the Texas Department of Agriculture will begin accepting applications to grow the crop. Demand is expected to be high this year.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture today will start accepting applications for its three-year licenses to grow and process hemp.