Tennessee: Hemp Maze Opens Near Nashville Next Week
By Derrick Stanley
An hour south of Nashville there is a hemp maze opening to the public next week.
The Tennessee Hemp Industries Association is giving you the opportunity to meander through a tall, waving industrial hemp forest in Chapel Hill every Saturday and Sunday from Aug. 20 through Sept. 11.
Industrial hemp is a member of the Cannabis Sativa l species and is the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana.
The public will be allowed to walk through and admire the maze, but TNHIA has one rule: no touching. TNHIA says that Tennessee state law forbids any plant material to be taken from the field without a designated license of the state’s agricultural pilot program.
The hemp maze event will serve as “an agritourism study in partnership with the crop’s farmers, landowners and the Tennessee Hemp Industries Association,” according to TNHIA.
Founded in 2013, Tennessee Hemp Industries Association is a non-profit aimed at providing “support to state hemp farmers and businesses in the interest of developing a successful state hemp industry,” according to TNHIA.
The educational event takes place 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from Aug. 20 through Sept. 11.