State Hemp Laws
Is growing industrial hemp legal in the United States?
Yes, under certain conditions. Unlike marijuana, which is still illegal under federal laws, industrial hemp has been given a small window of legal status under the 2014 Farm Bill (Sec. 7606) which states:
"...an institution of higher education...or a state department of agriculture may grow or cultivate industrial hemp if...the industrial hemp i
s grown or cultivated for purposes of research conducted under an agricultural pilot program or other agricultural or academic research..."