In 2018, Congress legalized commercial hemp production in Minnesota after including the 2018 Farm Bill. The bill was included after years of state pilot programs. After the passage of the bill, hemp production in the state exploded in popularity and now the number of state-issued hemp growing licenses has increased by nearly 700 percent between 2018 and 2019.
According to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesotans in 80 of the state’s 87 counties currently hold licenses.
People want to take advantage of this green boom of CBD business opportunities and thus there is an increase in the production of hemp plants. Hemp farmers are growing the hemp at indoor greenhouses and are using harvested hemp flowers to provide hemp to make some of the CBD products.
CBD oil is getting a lot of popularity among all the CBD products. It is helping people to relieve soreness and tight muscles.
People are adding CBD powder in their coffee and in other edible products as well. As hemp production is legal in the state, CBD regulations are constantly changing and hemp farmers are required to catch on them quickly.
Minnesota has made regulations on growing hemp. THC content must be at 0.3 percent or below. If the THC levels are above this limit, then hemp growers must destroy the crop. They need to purchase seeds that have a low level of THC. But some farmers with lack of experience and research, are growing crops that exceed the limits and this is resulting to destruction of the crop.