Not so long ago, hemp was only prized for its use in the rope-making business. About two centuries later, the mysterious plant still has people tied in knots all over the world. But for a completely different reason altogether.
As the use of cannabis in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry is becoming more and more popular, as well as reaching far beyond medicinal purposes, people are becoming increasingly interested in the plant.
Where is hemp grown? Is it legal to nurture the plant in your own backyard? Which states support the production of hemp?
If these questions have been going through your mind lately, there’s no need to worry anymore. We have got that all covered for you in this article.
Take a look at the four main states leading in hemp production to get a better idea of how the industry for hemp and hemp-based CBD has become worth more than $290 million in just a matter of few years.
Whether you are talking about hemp production, or favorable market conditions for processing and selling the plant and the products derived from hemp, you cannot avoid the mention of Colorado.
Colorado is hands down the biggest state leading the production of hemp all across the US.
As of 2017, Colorado accounted for more than half of the total hemp produced in America. The state has around seven different varieties of certified hemp seeds grown on both small and large scales.
2. New Mexico
Although its somewhat still new to the world of cannabis, New Mexico is the next best state to consider if you are looking for the ideal place to kickstart your own hemp manufacturing business.
Not only does it have the perfect climate conditions to support the healthy growth of the crops, but it also boasts hemp-friendly rules and regulations that facilitate harvesting as well as processing. A new bill passed earlier this year authorizes the sale of CBD and its derivatives.
Illinois does not have a large and well-established network of farmers and businessmen involved in the production and marketing of hemp, but the trend is picking up fast in this state.
According to the state laws, farmers who wish to grow hemp on their land must obtain a license from the local government before proceeding.
Although it is prohibited to grow marijuana in Wisconsin, the state has legalized the production and sale of CBD and CBD-based products. However, the products must pass the test for non-toxicity.
If you are looking for the best hemp-based products to treat a certain ailment, or want to explore the market from a business perspective, get in touch with us today!
We grow our own hemp in these four states. We have over 1000 acres of land dedicated for cultivating hemp for 20 different strains. Our premium hand-harvested, hand-cured plants are suitable for smoking directly, or consuming in whichever other way you want.