Arizona farmers can begin planting hemp in early June. Hemp industry applications are due by May 31, and it can take just days for applicants to receive licensing. One area that the committee is having trouble with is what to do with crops that check over 0.3% THC, AZ Big Media reported. It’s most likely that crops evaluating above the threshold would have to be ruined. Some farmers are also worried about civilians mistaking the crops for cannabis. Paul Ollerton, a cotton farmer in Casa Grande, is thinking about adding hemp to his crop rotation.” God knows we need something that’s a little bit more profitable than what
cotton has been for the last few years, “said Ollerton. The sustainability and flexibility of
the hemp plant is what makes farmers want to grow it. Hemp requires less water than numerous crops. It needs water at the beginning of its growth cycle
, primarily, then much less. Regarding what the state will make with hemp that evaluates above 0.3% THC limitation, Brian McGrew of the Arizona Department of Agriculture, stated,” There’s many ways it may go. Complete destruction of the crop, as some states have actually done, if it evaluates over. It’s all going to be based on what resources are available for the grower and the state, and what technologies may exist. “Zev Pass of the National Hemp Association said,” Hemp touches on many different industries in a sustainable way. We are at the very beginning of finding all the advantages of it. Lots of industries are using it, a lot of jobs are being created, a great deal of local governments are getting tax earnings, it has a wide array of tax advantages.” Hemp takes about 120 days to grow. Farmers that plant on May 31 or in early June would be collecting in October. Image: Ian Maule Tulsa World via AP File SECURE FREE GAIN ACCESS TO Success!