California’s hemp industry is a complex one, regulated by a patchwork of rules that can vary dramatically from county-to-county.
As Orange County hemp business lawyers can explain, despite Congress’s legalization of non-psychoactive hemp (and its CBD derivative) by way of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, allowances for actual production of the crop remains in the hands of local jurisdictions.
California, despite being on track to have the largest legal marijuana market sales in the world, remains one of the last remaining strongholds against production of legal hemp, which, like marijuana, is derived from the cannabis plant. Across the state, entrepreneur efforts to grow hemp are in full force, and the good news is several counties have passed ordinances that will give farmers the permission they need to kick start their hemp-growing ambitions. Continue reading