Those eager to develop, course of, breed, or analysis hemp in Minnesota in 2021 should apply for a license with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) by April 30. To date, over 370 individuals have utilized for an MDA license.
The on-line utility for growers and processors will be discovered on the MDA web site at www.mda.state.mn.us/industrialhemp. Along with the net type, first-time candidates must submit fingerprints and cross a prison background verify.
This is the sixth yr of the state’s Industrial Hemp Program. Last yr, 542 individuals held licenses to develop or course of hemp. Over 5,800 acres and 1.46 million indoor sq. toes have been planted in Minnesota.
The 2018 Federal Farm Bill legalized hemp as an agricultural commodity. Last yr, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a remaining rule that outlined state and tribal plans for rising the crop. Minnesota is working beneath a federally accepted plan that governs manufacturing and laws. Prior to 2021, Minnesota had been working beneath a pilot program.
Anyone rising on tribal lands inside a reservation’s boundaries or different lands beneath tribal jurisdiction (e.g., belief lands off-reservation) should acquire a license from the tribe or the USDA if the tribe doesn’t have an accepted hemp manufacturing plan.
Questions concerning the MDA’s Hemp Program needs to be despatched to email@example.com or 651-201-6600.
Industrial hemp and marijuana are each forms of the identical plant, Cannabis sativa. They differ by the focus degree of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) inside the plant. Hemp has lower than 0.3% THC, and ranges above which are thought of marijuana.
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|Licensed Processors- Processing Only||0||5||8||49||77|
|Outdoor Acres Planted||38||1,202||709||7,353||5,808|
|Indoor Square Feet Planted||0||0||54,618||40,304||1,460,328|
Allen Sommerfeld, MDA Communications