Arizona Senator Sonny Borrelli has presented emergency legislation which would need the state to get licensing procedures, guidelines and regulations implemented by May 31 for the state’s impending hemp market.
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_ blank “rel=” noopener” > existing launch date of Aug 4. Borrelli specified,” There is insufficient THC in hemp to get any person intoxicated. Like I keep telling everyone, expecting to get high on hemp is expecting to get drunk on a case of O’Doul’s. It’s practically difficult.”
It’s stated that over 78,000 acres of hemp were planted in the U.S. in 2018. The top hemp-producing states in the country are Colorado and Montana.
The Brightfield Group recently approximated the U.S. hemp industry’s worth by 2022 to be more than $20 billion.
The Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) is dealing with the licensing procedure and guidelines.
Chelsea McGuire of the Arizona Farm Bureau stated, “Hemp has a huge potential in this state. It’s a crop that we believe to be really water tolerant, it’s a crop that’s going to flourish in our desert climate.”
Arizona hemp farmers would be needed to ensure that their crop does not surpass the 0.3% THC limit. Hemp producing more than 0.3% THC would likely need to be ruined.