December 22, 2017
CARLISLE COUNTY, KY- Plans have been made to build a plant to commercially process pharmaceutical grade Cannabidiol (CBD) isolate.
Kings Royal Biotech of Kentucky partnered with an industrial hemp development company from China to build the facility.
Organizers say the plant will process CBD isolate, which is a powder made from hemp. Advocates say CBD, whether in isolate or oil form, can help with medical ailments without getting the user high.
Kings Royal has contracted with farmers in Carlisle and Hickman counties to grow 2,300 acres of hemp. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture also issued the permits for the farming and processing.
Hemp will be harvested this fall and the first round of CBD isolate will be produced in late 2018.