Connecticut Hemp Law

Year Passed: 2014
Summary: House Bill 5476 calls on the three state agencies, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Consumer Protection, and the Department of Economic and Community Development to evaluate the feasibility of legalizing the possession, production, and sale of industrial hemp “for the purpose of encouraging economic development and increasing the number of new businesses in this state.” Regulators must make recommendations to the General Assembly in regard to “establishing a licensing system for industrial hemp growers and sellers” by no later than January 1, 2015.

Separate legislation enacted in 2015, HB 5780 excludes hemp stalks, fiber, and seeds from the definition of marijuana.