If you ever thought about diversifying your farming operations, hemp is an excellent choice. The hemp industry is taking off and is expected to reach an ultimate high of $26 billion in the next few years.
Growing hemp seed or clones on your Pennsylvania farm is a great way to enter the market and get started on your journey as a hemp grower. However, since you’ve never planted hemp before, you probably have some questions.
But don’t worry. The experts at CBD Seed Co. are here to help. Below, we’ve provided answers to some commonly asked questions about growing CBD seed in Pennsylvania.
Right now, there’s a lot confusion about hemp farming. Until recently, hemp cultivation was not allowed in the U.S. This all changed when the 2014 Farm Bill was passed and even more so when the 2018 version was set into motion. Now, you can legally grow hemp seed and clones in Pennsylvania and every other state.
Of course, no one has done this in a long time. So farmers have a lot of questions. Here are some answers to the questions most frequently asked by new hemp farmers.
A: No. Hemp has different genetics than marijuana. The two are similar because they’re both “cannabis” plants. But hemp has much, much less THC, which is the cannabinoid that induces feelings of intoxication.
A: Hemp can be used as a fiber or therapeutically. Sometimes, it’s grown for its seed which is high in protein. Other times, it’s grown to be used for rope, clothing, shoes, textiles, fuel, and other items. Most recently, hemp is being grown in high volumes for CBD extraction.
A: That’s a great question! All you have to do is buy CBD seed from a Pennsylvania supplier like CBD Seed Co. and complete the application the Department of Agriculture’s website.
A: There are quite a few. If you aren’t familiar, we recommend reading about Pennsylvania’s Industrial Hemp Program. You may want to review the legislation with a lawyer. Most importantly, your plants need to contain no more than 0.3% THC. Additionally, the Department requires growers to obtain a FBI background check.
We hope that you have found this information useful for your endeavors. For more information on growing CBD hemp seed in Pennsylvania, please contact our office. Or call us to learn more about our seeds and clones available for purchase.