How can I grow hemp legally in Kentucky?

Legal status Under state law, all hemp grown in compliance with the 2014 farm bill must have a delta-9 THC content not more than 0.3%. Farmers participating in the program must use seeds provided by an educational institution with a DEA license and use varieties expected to be low in THC.

When did hemp become legal in Kentucky?

In 2013, Kentucky passed a state law, Senate Bill 50, allowing production for agricultural research purposes. Although the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013, which would have allowed hemp production, failed, agricultural hemp was allowed by federal law under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (farm bill).

Can you buy hemp flower in Kentucky?

While the interim USDA guidelines do not mention any regulatory practices for smokable hemp, on the state level, under Kentucky revised statutes, it is not legal for anyone to possess raw flower without a license approved by the state, said Sean Southard, KDA's communications director.

Is CBD legal in Kentucky?

YES, you can legally buy CBD in Kentucky The 2017 Kentucky House Bill 333 accorded statewide legal status to the consumption and retail sale of CBD products. The extract should only contain 0.3% THC content and must be derived from industrial hemp.

How do I grow hemp in my garden?

Put the seeds 3⁄4–1 1⁄4 inches (1.9–3.2 cm) deep in the soil. You can use a seed drill attached to a lawnmower if need be (make sure to clean it after every use). It's also worth noting that if you want hemp fibers, you should plant the seeds closer together so that they will grow up rather than growing outwards.

Can I grow hemp at home legally?

The 2018 Farm Bill did legalize hemp farming across the country — if you want to farm hemp or grow it for research purposes, you'll need a license from your state department of agriculture — but it didn't address federal law regarding residential growing.

Is growing hemp illegal in the US?

On Thursday, President Trump signed into law the farm bill, which contained a provision legalizing hemp, a species of cannabis that CBD can be extracted from but that isn't psychoactive. Historically, hemp has been illegal to sell or grow in the US, although it's legal to buy from international sources.