hempbuzz United States (US) 291 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 39 Points View Profile 0 hempbuzz Asked: June 25, 20202020-06-25T17:52:38-04:00 2020-06-25T17:52:38-04:00In: Farming and Gardening Is growing hemp legal in Illinois? 0 Is growing hemp legal in Illinois? Illinois Share Facebook 5 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Lizzie 0 Questions 11 Answers 0 Best Answers 23 Points View Profile Lizzie 2020-07-08T23:14:58-04:00Added an answer on July 8, 2020 at 11:14 pm I just checked, and yes, it is legal to grow Hemp in Illinois. The state websites say, “Under the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills, farmers, universities, and the Department of Agriculture can grow Hemp with some conditions. There must be a research component, and anyone that wants to grow Hemp must apply for and be awarded a Hemp Grower’s License.” So, if you’re a farmer, you definitely can if you are using it for manufacturing purposes. Here is the form to get a license approved https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/agr/Plants/Pages/Industrial-Hemp.aspx 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Moogdummy 0 Questions 246 Answers 0 Best Answers 521 Points View Profile Moogdummy 2020-07-12T15:46:40-04:00Added an answer on July 12, 2020 at 3:46 pm Yes, it is legal since the 2018 farm bill passed; it made it legal for all 50 states. Though, every state will have its own regulations surrounding its own hemp program. It looks like Lizzie above me included the link to a page that has an application. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp amanda.tolar Waynesburg, United States (US) 0 Questions 313 Answers 0 Best Answers 662 Points View Profile amanda.tolar 2020-07-14T11:28:03-04:00Added an answer on July 14, 2020 at 11:28 am Yes! Just as Moog and Lizzie mentioned, it’s legal in Illinois, as long as you follow the state’s rules. I don’t expect them to be too strenuous and strict, though, as Illinois has now legalized recreational marijuana. I know in Kentucky, at least, a lot of the rules regarded possession, since only those with licenses could legally possess hemp. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp CrayM 0 Questions 311 Answers 0 Best Answers 656 Points View Profile CrayM 2020-07-15T11:01:14-04:00Added an answer on July 15, 2020 at 11:01 am Yes! IL has one of the more relaxed rules surrounding it, too, supplying a website and a simple process to obtain the necessary license. Once completed and approved, you will want to have a business plan in place and identify any hurdles you may need to overcome, so you start on the right path. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp wordsmith 0 Questions 256 Answers 0 Best Answers 531 Points View Profile wordsmith 2020-07-21T17:27:27-04:00Added an answer on July 21, 2020 at 5:27 pm Growing of hemp in Illinois is legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. The Department of Agriculture of Illinois requires a license to cultivate hemp. The department also released a set of rules for the regulation of the hemp plant. There will be an application fee of $100 for the issuance of a license in growing the plant. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password?