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Industrial Hemp Production – States Waiting on Hemp Rules

States waiting on hemp rules from USDA to start planting-
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By RAMSEY SCOTT Wyoming Tribune Eagle

industrial hemp productionCHEYENNE, Wyo. — While the federal government paved the way for industrial hemp production in the 2018 Farm Bill, states still need direction on how the nascent industry will be regulated before seeds can go into the ground.

Once hemp was legalized by the federal government, Wyoming’s Legislature took the step to legalize industrial hemp production during this year’s general session. House Bill 171, sponsored by Rep. Bunky Loucks, R-Casper, allows for hemp to be grown in the state, along with the production and sale of hemp-based products, including ones containing CBD oil.

Loucks said the intention of the bill is for Wyoming to have supremacy over regulating the hemp industry here. But the state still needs to have its plan approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.

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