Alaska’s hemp industry set to go live through online-only registrations

Farmers, processors and retailers in Alaska can start applying for hemp registrations Monday after the industry officially launches on April 4.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all registrations must be submitted electronically through the Alaska Division of Agriculture’s website.

Agriculture officials in Alaska used a social media broadcast to lay out new rules for the state’s hemp program last week, in an attempt to practice social distancing and limit in-person trips to the Division of Agriculture.

Alaska’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program will operate under the 2014 Farm Bill pilot program rules through Oct. 31, along with at least 20 other states.