Today is the last day to apply for industrial hemp license in Tennessee

Posted at 7:24 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 08:24:40-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF/AP) — Friday is the last day for Tennesseans to apply for an industrial hemp license.

The state Department of Agriculture says the deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. CST.

Tools to assist producers with planning markets, finances and production methods are available online , along with program reports from previous years and a list of licensed hemp processors. The industrial hemp grower application and more information are also available online.

The agency says that although industrial hemp was removed from the list of federal controlled substances, it is illegal to grow hemp without a license through an approved state program.

Click here for more information on the state's hemp industry.