Proud to be based in Wisconsin
Before the prohibition of hemp, Wisconsin was a global leader in the production of high quality hemp and hemp products. In fact, in 1920, Wisconsin was the largest producer of hemp in the nation, growing more acres of hemp than all other states combined. After the passage of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, it became illegal to grow hemp in Wisconsin, and the industry disappeared. Fast-forward to today: Hemp is making a comeback in the State, with the passage of Act 100 in 2017 which established the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program. The OWL is on the forefront of that comeback.