Year Passed: 2016
Summary: Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation, House Bill 967 into law on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The law allows for registered individuals to grow, cultivate, and/or market industrial hemp. Agencies, colleges, and universities are permitted to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. It also creates the Hemp Research Board, which is responsible for developing regulations, applications for registration, inspections, a database of registered persons, registration fees, and guidelines for labeling and testing. The law took effect upon the Governor's signature.