The Arizona industrial hemp program has actually introduced early the application procedure to get certified to grow, process and
transport hemp in the state. Candidates can check out the Arizona Department of Farming’s website to view and download the suitable application( s). Approved candidates will be granted licenses after May 31, 2019.
Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1098 in May 2018 which licensed the Arizona Department of Agriculture to accredit certified applicants to cultivate and process industrial hemp starting in the summertime of 2019.
In Arizona, commercial hemp is defined as the plant Marijuana 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. (A.R.S. § 3-311).
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