Hemponix retail store opens Friday in Willmar

Hemponix retail store

WILLMAR — Hemponix will open a new hemp retail store and ecommerce/warehouse site Friday at 1425 First St. S. in Willmar, according to Hemponix Facebook page.

Hemponix is a hemp farm located in rural New London that transitioned from an aeroponic lettuce-growing operation to a hemp-growing operation in 2018, according to Hemponix founder and master grower Kevin Ortenblad.

It was one of the first hemp farms in the state, Hemponix chief executive and partner Sam Romain told the Willmar City Council on Nov. 7 when the council approved a license for the company to sell THC products at its new location.

The city of Willmar enacted a $2,000 licensing fee to sell THC products, among other requirements, after Minnesota earlier this year legalized edible or consumable products that contain no more than 0.3% THC derived from legally certified hemp.

Read the full article by the West Central Tribune.

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