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Texas hemp farmers find struggles familiar to Arkansas hemp industry

Texas hemp farmers find struggles familiar to Arkansas hemp industry

A report in the Texas Tribune shows how Texas hemp farmers have struggled with a lack of processors, a lack of a market and difficult weather conditions. We reported earlier this month on some similar struggles Arkansas farmers have found as the hemp industry has gone through a boom-and-bust cycle since legalization in 2019.

Hemp bust: High hopes for farmers lead to struggles, few buyers

Hemp bust: High hopes for farmers lead to struggles, few buyers

The once-promising Arkansas hemp industry was booming just a few years ago but things quickly turned to bust. Most farmers have left the industry and many are still holding on to crops harvested years ago as they look for a buyer. After a boom-and-bust cycle, some say the future is still bright and it lies in industrial hemp.

Arkansas hemp farming on the decline

Arkansas hemp farming on the decline

The state’s number of hemp farmers and the amount of hemp harvested has fallen significantly from 2020 levels.

States wrestle with Delta-8 regulation

States wrestle with Delta-8 regulation

States continue to struggle with the regulation Delta-8 THC. More than a dozen states have introduced legislation to regulate the hemp-derived product this year, according to MJ Biz Daily, but the results have been limited at best.

The straight dope on delta-8 THC in Arkansas

The straight dope on delta-8 THC in Arkansas

The intoxicating cousin to marijuana is widely available and free of regulation — for now.

Industrial Hemp Committee holds first meeting; discusses draft regulations for new industry

Industrial Hemp Committee holds first meeting; discusses draft regulations for new industry

The Industrial Hemp Committee held its first meeting today, passing draft regulations to the full Plant Board for approval and moving the state nearer to creating a bureaucracy for the new industry in Arkansas. The board hopes that farmers will plant the first batch of industrial hemp this year. In the last legislative session, the Industrial… View Article