ROSEVILLE, Illinois -- According to Andy Huston, American Hemp Research founder,there were 400 hemp permits issued in Illinois since the application process began in April. The permit allows the growth, production, and selling of hemp or hemp products.
Huston was the first hemp farmer in the state in 2018, growing his plant with a research permit. In December 2018, hemp production became legal in every state. Even though Huston wasn't knew to farming this particular crop, it's still a learning process for him too.