Arizona Grows the fifth The Majority Of Hemp in the United States

October 7, 2019 by erfa5t8

AZ Hemp

AZ Hemp A new hemp growing research study carried out by Brightfield Group ranks Arizona 5th in hemp growing in the U.S. Arizona farmers have actually planted around 18,000 acres of hemp in 2019. Arizona s hemp market

released in June 2019. Of the 10s of thousands of acres of hemp grown in the United States, it s approximated that 87% is grown for producing cannabidiol (CBD) products, Successful Farming reported.

The leading 5 hemp cultivating states are:

Colorado 42,500 acres
Oregon 29,859 acres
Montana 29,400 acres
Tennessee 20,000 acres
Arizona 18,000 acres

Brightfield Group jobs that hemp cultivation will increase by 75% by 2023, which would lead to 2.7 million planted acres in the U.S.

Arizona is projected to grow 243,786 acres of hemp in 2023.

In Arizona, commercial hemp is specified as the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of not more than three-tenths percent (0.3%) on a dry-weight basis.

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