Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

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Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

Julian Cabrera, factory manager at New Earth Biosciences, holds up a large glass beaker to the light containing thick, golden-colored, fully-refined CBD oil in Salem, Ore. Applications for state licenses to grow hemp, marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin, have increased more than twentyfold since 2015 and Oregon now ranks No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 states with hemp cultivation.

Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

Julian Cabrera, factory manager at New Earth Biosciences, holds up a large glass beaker to the light containing thick, golden-colored, fully-refined CBD oil in Salem, Ore. Applications for state licenses to grow hemp, marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin, have increased more than twentyfold since 2015 and Oregon now ranks No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 states with hemp cultivation.
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