The Latest Hemp Laws State-by-State

by: Hemp Industry Team – Frost, Brown, Todd

In the past two months, New York and Wisconsin passed legislation growing their hemp programs, a Maine agency issued restrictive guidelines, and Texas and West Virginia advanced hemp rules through the regulatory process. Below is a review of the latest hemp legal changes listed state-by-state.

Maine: New guidelines from Maine’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry prohibit importing ingestible food products containing CBD from out of state. Ingestible products sold at retail in Maine must be produced in the state.

New York: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that provides a sound regulatory framework for the growth of hemp and the sale of hemp products in the Empire State.

Texas: Texas published it’s draft “Manufacture, Distribution and Retail” rules on December 10 and took public testimony on December 17. The proposed rules are generally considered favorable to in-state and out-of-state hemp manufacturers but may place greater obligations on in-state retailers.

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