Maine hemp growers have high hopes for new farm bill

6 years ago

Erica Haywood has high hopes for the proposed 2018 farm bill when it comes to industrial hemp production in Maine.

Haywood, along with her husband, Jack, owns and operates LoveGrown Agriculture Research LLC, producing hemp CBD oil, teas and topical products in Farmington.

Cannabidiol — also known as CBD — is one of the 60 naturally occurring compounds found in Cannabis and unlike THC — delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol — CBD is non-psychoactive and does not cause any feelings of getting high if consumed.

But under the 2014 f arm b ill still in effect, that distinction does not matter when it comes to federal marijuana law enforcement.

To read the rest of “Maine hemp growers have high hopes for new farm bill,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Julia Bayly, please follow this link to the BDN online.