Arizona Grows the 5th Most Hemp in the United States

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A new hemp cultivation study performed by Brightfield Group ranks Arizona 5th in hemp cultivation in the U.S. Arizona farmers have planted around 18,000 acres of hemp in 2019. Arizona’s hemp market launched in June 2019.

Of the tens of thousands of acres of hemp grown in the United States, it is estimated that 87% is grown for generating cannabidiol (CBD) solutions, Profitable Farming reported.

The best five hemp cultivating states are:

  • Colorado – 42,500 acres
  • Oregon – 29,859 acres
  • Montana – 29,400 acres
  • Tennessee – 20,000 acres
  • Arizona – 18,000 acres

Brightfield Group projects that hemp cultivation will improve by 75% by 2023, which would outcome in two.7 million planted acres in the U.S.

Arizona is projected to develop 243,786 acres of hemp in 2023.

In Arizona, industrial hemp is defined as the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any element of such plant, no matter if developing or not, with a Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of not much more than 3-tenths % (.three%) on a dry-weight basis.

AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico

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