Many farmers in Illinois have questions about hemp cultivation. As of 2018, in addition to the common staples (corn, hay, wheat, soy, etc.), farmers can now grow CBD seed. The Illinois Department of Agriculture further solidified this by enacting the Industrial Hemp Act in April of 2019.
But since these changes are so recent, few farmers actually understand what they entail. The laws surrounding hemp cultivation are confusing and complicated.
Nevertheless, Illinois growers are eager to get involved. The hemp industry is exploding right now in the U.S. Truly, there could not possibly be a more opportune time for individuals who are interested in hemp farming.
In this article, we’ll discuss the Illinois Industrial Hemp Act and the state’s rules for growing hemp seeds and clones.
Yes, it’s legal to grow CBD seed in Illinois. The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 and the Illinois Industrial Hemp Act made hemp cultivation legal. However, like all states, your plants cannot contain more than 0.3% THC. Furthermore, if you buy hemp seed in Illinois, it must be certified by the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA). If you seed out of state, it must be accompanied by a certificate of analysis from a credible laboratory.
The Illinois Industrial Hemp Act details the rules and regulations that farmers must follow for growing hemp in Illinois. Handlers are processors are also subject to these laws. Here are some facts you should know about this important piece of legislation:
It should be noted, this is just a short list of the many requirements for growing hemp seed in Illinois. Growers and processors must adhere to many other rules and restrictions. We recommend reviewing the Illinois Industrial Hemp Act with a legal advisor.
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