International and Domestic Hemp

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2017 statistics show that the US hemp production more than doubled from 2016; from 9,649 acres to 23,346 acres.

Canada reports 140,000 acres of hemp in 2017

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Europe reports 81,000 acres in 2017, mainly in the West.

China leads the industry with about 30,000 acres producing roughly 250 million pounds of industrial hemp, which is ⅕ of the global production.

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To be certified to grow hemp in the United States, farms must work with federally funded universities or go through a lengthy licensing and certification process with the state department of agriculture.

It is cheaper to source hemp internationally but quality assurance is more trustworthy when sourced domestically.