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There are some straightforward jokes about getting misplaced in a maze of hashish — “Wait…did not I take that flip already?” — however farmer Ted Galaty says his weed is not for smoking. The Hemp Maze Minnesota at Willow’s Keep Farm is for instructional functions solely.
“Industrial hemp is often grown for its meals, its fiber or it is grown for the medicinal facet of it,” Galaty told WCCO-TV, “to not get folks excessive.”
The maze was created in partnership with the Minnesota Division of Agriculture, which goals to manage and enhance hemp manufacturing all through the state with assist from the USDA.
The Minnesota Industrial Hemp program started in 2016 with solely six growers and 38 acres of hemp, all planted for fiber and grain. By 2019, there have been greater than 300 growers, with almost 80% of the 8,000 acres planted meant for CBD extraction (medicinal marijuana has been legal in Minnesota since 2014). Issues bought somewhat sticky in 2020, nevertheless, when a really small share of the tons had been testing at larger THC ranges than allowed.
However the hemp farms aren’t going wherever, and now there’s only one extra use for the crops.
It is no suprise that, like nearly in every single place, gross sales within the state are booming in Minnesota. In keeping with WCCO-TV, this previous Labor Day weekend noticed one other big spike in enterprise. Everybody’s leaping on the weed prepare — or into the hemp maze, because it had been.