Hemp in Alaska: A Growing Industry

While recreational cannabis has been legal in Alaska since 2014, the hemp industry (that strain of cannabis with <0.3% THC) was operating under more ambiguous laws that made CBD technically illegal.

That is until April 2020, when the state of Alaska implemented the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program in accord with federal regulations already in place. The Alaska Industrial Hemp Program ensures that all hemp grown, processed and sold within Alaska complies with the 2018 Farm Bill, making hemp a state and federally legal crop.

What does that mean for CBD consumers in Alaska?

It means that up until a few months ago, the CBD sold in Alaska was not regulated. There are some very high quality CBD products out there, and there are some untested, possibly unsafe products on the market as well. 

If you’ve recently purchased a bottle of CBD oil in Alaska, can you ensure that it is:

  • Made with organically grown, legal US hemp?

  • Pesticide free?

  • 3rd party lab tested for potency (cannabinoid content) and purity?


Every product you buy at Red Raven CBD has a QR code on it that links directly to the same lab results approved by the state of Alaska. Our products and the organically grown hemp used have been tested for:

  • Cannabinoid content

  • Pesticides

  • Heavy metals

  • Mycotoxins

  • Microbials

  • Residual Solvents


When you choose Red Raven CBD, you can trust that every product is safe, high quality and legal - in Alaska and on a federal level.

Registered with the Alaska Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, License #4R-20-0051.

To keep up with news and information about the hemp industry in Alaska, bookmark our “Still Learning” blog!

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