Report: Domestic Hemp Production Grew Three-Fold In 2018

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(hemp being grown in Oregon, image via @willamettevalleygrowers on Instagram)

Farmers cultivated over 78,000 acres of hemp in accordance with state-specific agricultural programs, according to data compiled by the group VoteHemp.com. That’s a three-fold increase over 2017 cultivation totals. Over 40 states have enacted statutes allowing for licensed hemp production, typically as part of a university-sponsored research program.

Over 40 separate universities in the United States conducted hemp-specific research in 2017, VoteHemp reported.

A spokesperson for the organization predicted that hemp production would likely increase to at least 125,000 acres in 2019 as a result of newly enacted federal legislation amending the plant’s legal status under federal law.

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