Now that state and federal laws allow Arizona farmers to grow hemp, expect to see hemp fields sprouting in the Grand Canyon state.
In Mohave County, hemp farming has already gotten a head start with Hemp Inc.’s project near Golden Valley. CEO Bruce Perlowin said Monday that he has 4,500 acres of land north of Kingman that will contain a 500-acre community now under construction. Dubbed a “Veteran Village,” the 500 acres will contain 160 lots of 2 1/2 acre parcels. Each parcel farmed by a U.S. military veteran can yield one acre of hemp as well as support a garden, beehives, a pond and a sustainable dwelling. He expects to begin actively looking for veterans to work the land by January 2020.