Meeting held to discuss hemp farming in Baldwin County

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SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) — Farmers interested in growing hemp in Baldwin County got the opportunity to learn from experts from the West Coast at a meeting Thursday evening in Spanish Fort.

Daphne-based Hemp-Tek put on the meeting.

Hemp hasn’t been grown legally in Alabama for about 100 years. But after the passage of the Farm Act last year, it’s now legal to grow, and Hemp-Tek tells News 5 nearly 200 farmers across the state are interested in doing so.

Hemp and marijuana both come from the cannabis plant, but hemp contains less than 0.3 percent of THC – the component that gives users a high.

At Thursday’s meeting, seasoned farmers offered tips on everything from cultivation to the hemp business market

Farmers are expected to begin growing here in April or May.

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