First Statewide Hemp Conference Scheduled for Today
James Allen | Dec 3, 2019 AT 5:46 am
(MNN) The Minnesota Hemp Association is holding a statewide conference in St. Cloud today.
2016 was the first year hemp was grown in Minnesota under a federal pilot program and in 2018 expanded the program to make hemp a full-scale crop under the farm bill.
Association director Joe Radinovich says the hemp plant is similar to the marijuana plant but the key difference is how much THC, the psychoactive part of cannabis, present in hemp.
Marijuana tests at between 20-25 percent THC, while hemp tests less than zero-point-three percent.