The Arizona industrial hemp program has launched early the application process to get licensed to grow, process and transport hemp in the state.
Applicants can visit the Arizona Department of Agriculture’s website to view and download the appropriate application(s). Approved applicants will be awarded licenses after May 31, 2019.
Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1098 in May 2018 which authorized the Arizona Department of Agriculture to license qualified applicants to cultivate and process industrial hemp starting in the summer of 2019.
In Arizona, industrial hemp is defined as the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of not more than three-tenths percent (0.3%) on a dry-weight basis. (A.R.S. § 3-311).
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