Hemp is Big Business in CT
294 acres of Connecticut land are currently being used to grow hemp according to Yale Daily News. At the moment, the state has 82 licensed growers and 21 manufacturers of hemp and hemp products. Experts like Jeff Wentzel, a founder of the Connecticut Hemp Industry Association says "the the majority of Connecticut’s demand for hemp centers on CBD, or cannabidiol."
CBD is an all natural hemp extract that is in high demand. Wentzel had this to say of demand for the products, "CBD has been almost exponential [for] the last couple of years." Nathan Hall is a grower from the State of Kentucky and thinks Connecticut "could become a central growing market." Hall continued, saying:
“There’s a lot of potential benefit[s] for local economies for sure, Connecticut is a little lighter than other states in terms of getting the legislation in place to have a state program … I think it’s probably really well positioned to be in this market just being as close as it is to New York, Boston and big customer bases.”
An economic boom, job creation and healthy plant based alternatives to big pharma? Who is responsible for all of this? Believe it or not, one of the people vital to the rise of this industry is Ned Lamont. Lamont signed legislation back in May that kick started the hemp research program. CT Governor Ned Lamont just jumped up a notch in my book, that puts him at notch -4,003.
Where would a person buy CBD products around here? How do I get the answers to the many questions I have about CBD? Oh, I don't know, you could go see my friends at Grassy Plain Glass and CBD. They have two locations in CT, 197 Ethan Allen Highway in Ridgefield, CT and 39A Grassy Plain Street in Bethel, CT.
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