Wyoming Department of Agriculture Gets Hemp Regulation Permission | Big Horn Basin Media

Wyoming Department of Agriculture Gets Hemp Regulation Permission

Written by on February 25, 2020

You can now grow hemp in Wyoming.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the Wyoming hemp regulatory plan and has granted authority to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture to regulate the hemp industry in Wyoming. The WDA resubmitted their hemp plan just last month on January 31st, in order to comply with the Domestic Hemp Production Program. The plan was officially approved last Thursday. Now, WDA will have primary regulatory responsibility for hemp growing and processing in the state of Wyoming.

Thanks to some quick action, the WDA has drafted emergency rules, approved by Governor Gordon and the Wyoming Attorney General’s office so they can implement a hemp program prior to the 2020 growing season. These emergency rules will be in effect for 120 days. During that time, the WDA will go through the normal rule promulgation process including a public comment period and resulting in a final rule.  They are excited to see hemp as a viable crop in the state, and to see it happen as soon as possible.

The WDA is now accepting applications for hemp licenses. To view and download hemp applications, a copy of the approved plan, and more information on the hemp program in Wyoming, please visit the WDA website at www.agriculture.wy.gov.

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