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Illinois hemp farmers call market the ‘Wild West’: ‘The sky is the limit’

McHenry County producers making CBD products, hope to expand hemp-based manufacturing

CBD-infused pet treats for cats and dogs are just some of the products Stacy McCaskill of Hempstock Pharm outside of Woodstock sold at the McHenry County Fair on Aug. 6, 2022.
A jar of pure crude CBD oil, grown on Stacy McCaskill's Hempstock Pharm, is shown here at the McHenry County Fair on Aug. 6, 2022. The oil is added to many CBD-infused products McCaskill sells.
A hemp plant in the fields at Hempstock Pharm outside of Woodstock on Aug. 6, 2022. Stacy McCaskill and family began the hemp operation in 2019 and offer CBD products made from the plants grown there.