The newly implemented farm bill, signed by President Trump in December, removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. This is already making an impact in northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville-based Arkansas Hemp Genetics LLC recently agreed to a partnership with the University of Arkansas to grow, research and process various hemp flowers for cannabis oil production.
Hemp can be legally grown in Arkansas so long as it doesn’t surpass 0.30 percent tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the chemical responsible for many of marijuana’s psychological effects. Hemp is used in production of a variety of goods, including plastics, ropes, foods, beverages and oils.
– Zach Parker, Ghidotti Communications