Vermont Hemp Law

Laws Authorizing Commercial Hemp Cultivation

Year Passed: 2008
Summary:  The Vermont Legislature approved House Bill 267 which “establish[es] policy and procedures for growing industrial hemp in Vermont so that farmers and other businesses in the Vermont agricultural industry can take advantage of this market opportunity.”  However, farmers will not be able to legally grow hemp under the law until “such time as the United States Congress amends the definition of "marihuana" for the purposes of the Controlled Substances Act.”

Laws and Resolutions Authorizing Hemp Research

Year Passed: 1996
Summary: The Vermont Legislature approved House Bill 783 authorizing "the commissioner of agriculture, food and markets, and the University of Vermont [to] undertake research …of industrial hemp production in the state." The state study was completed in January 1997.

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