The first step to being a hemp farmer in any state is obtaining a license. In Tennessee, the process is similar to most other states, with a few exceptions. Here’s what to expect for the application process.
Applying for a license to become a Tennessee hemp farmer? Here are the steps you’ll need to take.
Before you begin cultivating hemp in Tennessee, it’s important to figure out what license(s) you need. In Tennessee, there are several.
Different licenses are required for those who intend to grow hemp for processing, those who intend to grow and sell seedlings, those who intend to sell seed, and those who intend to buy seedlings and clones and resell them. These types of licenses are classified as Hemp Grower Licenses, Seed Seller Licenses, Plant Certification Greenhouse Licenses, and Plant Dealer Licenses.
Processors are also required to obtain a separate license and need to be registered as a food manufacturing facility.
The next step for growing CBD seed in Tennessee is to apply for a license. You can download the application form online and submit it by either mail or email.
After you apply for a license and pay the necessary fees, you have to wait for the official approval from the Department. In Tennessee, you must have a license to even have rooted hemp in your possession. So it’s best to wait for approval before you buy hemp seedlings or clones. Once you receive your license you can officially begin the cultivation process.
Once you find a buyer who wants to purchase your harvested hemp, you must obtain a Movement Permit before transporting any plant material. Fortunately, this process only takes a couple minutes and can be completed entirely online. However, it is an important step and one that shouldn’t be avoided due to the potential legal consequences.
Once you’ve obtained a license to grow hemp in Tennessee, it’s time to buy seed. Call CBD Seed Co. today to place your order for high quality hemp seed and/or clones for your Tennessee farm.