State Releases Update on State Hemp Production Plan
Written by jordanmckamey on August 8, 2019
The office of Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture have released a detailed update on the current status of the state’s hemp program.
Background information, a detailed status update and a list of frequently asked questions about the program can be found through a link on the Governor’s website, https://governor.wyo.gov/
The update is in response to a high level of statewide interest in the program, which was authorized by the legislature with the passage of House Bill 171 during the 2019 session. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill) removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, authorizing a federal hemp program and allowing for state-delegated authority. The state is currently waiting for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue regulations and review Wyoming’s state plan, which was completed in April.