KENTUCKY: From THC levels to plant shape and uses, industrial hemp is worlds apart from its cannabis cousin marijuana, Maysville Rotary Club members learned on Tuesday.
Speaking at its meeting was Adam Watson, manager of the Organic Certification Program at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
Watson is also coordinator for the industrial hemp program in Kentucky which has been progressing since the passage of Kentucky Senate Bill 50 in 2013 and the Federal Farm Bill enacted in 2014.
Currently in the experimental stage, hemp production methods at the 20 Kentucky growers have been in line with how the plant is grown in Canada, Watson said.
Estimated crop value would be in the $600 to $800 per acre planted, Watson said.