hempbuzz United States (US) 291 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 41 Points View Profile 0 hempbuzz Asked: June 25, 20202020-06-25T16:44:48-04:00 2020-06-25T16:44:48-04:00In: Farming and Gardening Is it legal for an individual to grow hemp in Kentucky? 0 Is it legal for an individual to grow hemp in Kentucky? Kentucky flag Share Facebook 8 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Moogdummy 0 Questions 246 Answers 0 Best Answers 521 Points View Profile Moogdummy 2020-07-21T11:07:16-04:00Added an answer on July 21, 2020 at 11:07 am As an individual, you cannot. Kentucky is a little behind the times. They are currently still operating under the 2014 farm bill pilot program guidelines. Hopefully, soon, they will implement the 2018 farm bill guidelines. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp wordsmith 0 Questions 256 Answers 0 Best Answers 532 Points View Profile wordsmith 2020-07-14T11:35:00-04:00Added an answer on July 14, 2020 at 11:35 am For an individual to legally grow and possess hemp in Kentucky, one must acquire first a license issued by the Department of Agriculture in Kentucky. For license qualification, background checking is required for an interested grower. Buyers and processors of hemp are also required to have a license so an applicant can harvest. Farmers’ source of seed must be from Seed & Transplant Providers. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp CrayM 0 Questions 311 Answers 0 Best Answers 655 Points View Profile CrayM 2020-07-13T14:17:26-04:00Added an answer on July 13, 2020 at 2:17 pm Yes, it is. Like many other states, you will need to obtain a license to grow and sell hemp. Like any business endeavor, you will want a business plan in place and identify any hurdles that you may have to overcome. 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 2020-07-13T14:16:16-04:00Added an answer on July 13, 2020 at 2:16 pm Yes! But, just because it’s legal doesn’t mean anyone can go out and grow it. You have to apply and be approved through the KDA, and pay the associated licensing fees. I think it was around $1,000 total for us last season, which included the $500 per-location charges for cultivation and storage, as well as a background check. This year the process looked a little different, with some of the fees removed and much of the process expedited. It’s been legal here since 2013-2014, but at that point, it was difficult to acquire permission to grow as a small family farm, since the pilot program operated in conjunction with the University of Kentucky, and they tended to favor larger operations, for obvious reasons (since it was a lot of research). Here you cannot legally possess raw floral matter or intact plants without a license. I’m pretty sure they communicate this to local law enforcement, as we’ve had plants starting on our front patio and various areas throughout the spring, and no one has come to say anything lol. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Seymour Simone 0 Questions 96 Answers 0 Best Answers 202 Points View Profile Seymour Simone 2020-07-11T13:09:02-04:00Added an answer on July 11, 2020 at 1:09 pm No, you must have a license from their Department of Agriculture. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Melody 0 Questions 189 Answers 0 Best Answers 390 Points View Profile Melody 2020-07-09T13:56:55-04:00Added an answer on July 9, 2020 at 1:56 pm No, you can’t legally grow hemp as an individual at home in the state of Kentucky. Only farmers with a license from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture can grow, process, and sell hemp. It is legal to buy the products they sell though, so never fear people of Kentucky! You can still get your hemp. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp wavess 0 Questions 234 Answers 0 Best Answers 500 Points View Profile wavess 2020-07-13T14:17:47-04:00Replied to answer on July 13, 2020 at 2:17 pm How much industrial hemp can farmers in Kentucky grow? Is there a limit to the amount of hemp that can be grown or sold in Kentucky? 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Cleverclogs 0 Questions 204 Answers 0 Best Answers 420 Points View Profile Cleverclogs 2020-08-09T14:30:24-04:00Replied to answer on August 9, 2020 at 2:30 pm Hey – just checked this one! Here’s the latest! As of 2019, for those with licenses to grow hemp in Kentucky, the allowed area of cultivation is 50,000 acres. Compared to 16,000 acres in 2018, this number increased dramatically. 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?