Maine Hemp Law

Year Passed: 2009

Summary: LD 1159, An Act Relating to Industrial Hemp allows a person to grow industrial hemp if that person holds a license issued by the Commissioner of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources and the hemp is grown under a federal permit in compliance with the conditions of that permit. Separate legislation enacted in 2015, LD 4, removes the requirement that state-licensing be contingent upon additional action by the federal government to exclude hemp from the federal definition of marijuana.

Statute: Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 7 § 2231 (2014)