North Dakota has 64 licensed hemp growers.
Some of them are growing it for CBD oil.
The hemp coordinator for the North Dakota Agriculture Department said 2019 was the first year it could be grown for that purpose. And John Mortensen says there are a lot of differences between growing hemp and convention grain production.
"The CBD is more of a horticulture-type crop," Mortensen said. "It is a lot more labor-intensive."
Also, Mortensen said there are no pesticides listed for hemp.
"So it's a lot of hand-labor," Mortensen said.