ME: Hemp Farmer To Discuss Medicinal Cultivation

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Learn about medicinal hemp cultivation and its health benefits with Ben Rooney of Wild Folk Farm on Tuesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

Rooney and Wild Folk Farm in Benton got a license to grow hemp in 2017 and currently the farm is one of two MOFGA-certified medicinal hemp (cannabidiol, or CBD) producers in Maine. The farm focuses on permaculture, no-till diversified crop production, and rice production in paddies and in fields. Rooney has been managing Wild Folk Farm for six years.

In this presentation, Rooney will discuss the CBD health phenomenon that is sweeping across the country — though many are confused about how it differs from marijuana — and how it can help.

Come and learn about their story with medicinal hemp cultivation, the benefits to health and well-being, and how it interplays with the cannabis, farming, and wellness communities of Maine, and how to grow it yourself. Rooney can also answer questions about rice

Currently Wild Folk Farm sells CBD tinctures and salves, across the state to retailers, herbalist, direct to consumer and caregivers. There will be a display of products at the presentation.

This program is free and open to all. For more information call the library at 338-3884, ext.10.