Two longtime friends, a chemist and a farmer, set out to re-start the Pennsylvania hemp industry. Justben Agriculture is the first PA hemp farmer since hemp was banned in the 1970s.
Pennsylvania was once a leading producer of hemp. As a native plant with 100s of industrial uses, hemp has enormous potential as a sustainable resource.
The ban on hemp was very recently lifted in Pennsylvania; however, legalization of industrial hemp currently only applies to hemp grown by registered farmers for research purposes.
It is our hope, that this pilot program will pave the way for further pro-industrial hemp legislation.