USDA Approving a Growing Number of State-Sponsored Hemp Production Protocols

Washington, DC: Officials with the United States Department of Agriculture have approved plans submitted by several states regulating domestic hemp production.

Under federal law, states wishing to license hemp production must submit their plans for approval from the federal agency.

To date, the agency has approved plans submitted by the following states: Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. The agency has also signed off on a dozen separate tribal plans.

In October, the agency issued interim rules governing the commercial production of cannabis containing no more than 0.3 percent THC and products containing cannabinoids derived from hemp.

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