Can I Grow Hemp In Tennessee?

Is it legal to grow hemp in Tennessee?

The answer is yes & no. Let us explain.

As the hemp industry grows in the United States, more and more people are interested in growing hemp plants. With Tennessee being a large agricultural state, there are many farmers with their eyes on the hemp industry. However, in order to grow Hemp you will need to obtain a license.

As stated in Sec. 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill industrial hemp may only be grown as part of a research or pilot project. This Act removed Industrial Hemp from the definition of Marijuana in the criminal code. As of now, the growing of industrial hemp is available as an option to Tennessee farmers on a limited biases. You must obtain a legal license stating you are allowed to grow industrial hemp. In reality the chances of a farm obtaining a license to grow industrial hemp is slim. However, with the hemp industry expanding we see the availability raising.

For questions contact:

Plant Certification

Phone: 615-837-5137

Email: industrial.hemp@tn.gov

Source

Alex Person