Industrial Hemp

The Oklahoma legislature passed the Oklahoma Agricultural Industrial Hemp Pilot Program (OAIHPP) in April of 2018 and the temporary rules to govern the program were adopted by the Department in May of 2018. Under the laws and rules for the OAIHPP program, a farmer wishing to grow industrial hemp must establish a relationship with a University or college that belongs to the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education and has a plant science curriculum. Once the farmer has a relationship with a University or College they can apply to the Department to receive a license for each cultivation site. By law, industrial hemp must have less than 0.3% THC. THC is the chemical that produces the euphoric effect or “high” of other cannabis plants

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