Date(s) - September 23, 2019 - September 24, 2019
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Willow's Keep Farm
Hemp Maze Minnesota & Hemp Farm Store
OPEN THROUGH OCTOBER 27th
HEMP FARM STORE
Cured Hemp Flower
Hemp Derived Products
Mama Meg’s Ice Cream Sandwiches
Hemp Maze Minnesota was established to educate and inform the public about the benefits of a vibrant hemp industry in Minnesota. The maze is located at Willow’s Keep Farm just south of Zumbrota, MN on HWY 52 and will be open thru Sunday, October 27. There is also a gourd walk and gourd slings. We have a Hemp Farm Store on sight selling CBD Products, Cured Hemp Flower, Jewelry, and other Hemp Derived Products.
Monday – Friday 11 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM
Hemp Maze Entry $6
Gourd Slings $5 (8 Slings)
Minnesota Hemp Pilot Project
In 2015, the Minnesota Industrial Hemp Development Act (IHDA), Minnesota Statues 18K, became law. This allowed MDA to create an industrial hemp research pilot program in order to study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp. This law directed the commissioner of agriculture to make program rules, determine a fee structure, and perform testing and other regulatory activities.
Industrial hemp is defined as Cannabis sativa L. that contains no more than 0.3% delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Pilot participants are required to provide reports to MDA regarding seed varieties planted, agronomic findings, and any processing, distribution and sales of products. The 2018 Hemp Pilot Program Report is now available.
MDA obtained a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Schedule 1 Narcotic Research Registration in 2016. All hemp seed for the program is imported under MDA permits.
In 2016, there were 6 pilot participants in Minnesota who grew industrial hemp in MDA’s pilot program. It was a historic year, as we saw the harvest of approximately 40 acres of hemp in Minnesota for the first time since the 1950s. In 2017, there were 38 registered pilot participants, who grew 1,205 acres. In 2018, there were 51 registered pilot participants, who grew 700 acres.
2018 Farm Bill
Industrial Hemp will be removed from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). It will be distinct from marijuana and recognized as an agricultural crop by the federal government.
States and Tribes will still oversee regulation of hemp production in their jurisdictions.
The Farm Bill frees up interstate movement of hemp seed, plants, and processed hemp products.
Hemp farmers will be eligible for crop insurance and grants through USDA.
Hemp Maze Minnesota is fully licensed. It is unlawful to remove any hemp from the pilot field. This includes seeds, leafs, or any other parts of the plants.
Hemp Maze Minnesota
Willow’s Keep Farm
47385 Hwy 52 Blvd.
Zumbrota, MN 55992