Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed a new bill which will allow farmers, institutions of education, and private companies to acquire a license to grow industrial hemp from the Department of Agriculture in the state.
As expected the new bill will allow licenses to those who cultivate industrial hemp that contains 0.3% THC, or less. In this ideal climate farmers are expected to be able tp produce up to four harvests a year. By allowing the farming of industrial hemp, Arizona’s manufacturing industry to flourish. Industrial hemp can be manufactured into thousands of finished goods such as textiles, bio-composites, sustainable building materials, and can also produce the recently popular Cannabidiol (CBD) oil that can be extracted from the plant.
Though, the discussion to legalize hemp has been opened up in congress, Arizona joins a number of states in the U.S. that have gone against the federal one drug scheduling of industrial hemp.