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Growing Hemp in Louisiana
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The good news for farmers in Louisiana is that the bid to legalize the growing of hemp has passed the Senate with a 5/2 vote hopefully allowing farmers to start growing as soon as 2020. The bad news is that a tremendous list of regulations have been tacked onto the bill. Unfortunately these regulations are confusing and put enormous restrictions on every aspect of the industry from growth to the production and sale of hemp derived products. These regulations are especially restrictive on CBD products but the need for oversight and the ability to regulate the industry trumped the profitability that the industry could provide to the state’s agriculture sector and its farmers.
Agricultural Commissioner, Mike Strain, who is in charge of regulatory authority over the hemp program and designed the regulations attached to the bill, is in favor of hemp growth stating that it will provide additional opportunities for farmers. Currently, regulations must be approved at a federal level by the State Department of Agriculture and licensing must be provided to all states that are legislating the growth of hemp. However, the only law governing growth of hemp that has been put in place by federal law is that hemp produce must contain less than 0.3% THC which is the psychoactive compound contained in hemp plants.
The sub-tropical, humid climate in Louisiana is not ideally suited for hemp growth due to the fact that humidity can cause diseases, mold and fungal growth. However, growing in the cooler fall, winter and spring months will be more suitable. The high average rainfall which occurs all year in Louisiana is also not optimal for hemp plants which prefer 10 to 12 inches in one season making the cooler seasons better for growth when lower rainfall occurs. Hemp plants are however highly adaptable and can therefore grow in most soil types and climatic conditions.