From 2016 to 2017, the number of acres licensed for hemp cultivation in the top 10 hemp-growing states grew by 140% – while the number of hemp producers doubled over the same one-year period.

It’s still very early for the U.S. hemp industry.

Full-fledged hemp cultivation remains illegal at the federal level – the crop cannot be grown in a state that has not established a hemp program – and questions remain about the legality of hemp-based extracts like CBD.

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Eli McVey ~ Marijuana Business Daily ~ 

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