Missouri Releases Hemp Bill with Rules Open for Debate

Breaking hemp news:

“The Missouri Department of Agriculture posted proposed rules for the Missouri Industrial Hemp Program three weeks early. The rules, as required by provisions in Senate Bill 133, will amend existing regulations and transition the legal growth of industrial hemp in Missouri from a pilot research program to a commercially regulated program.

The Department posted the proposed rules in advance of the public comment period to give interested producers ample opportunity to thoroughly review each rule.

The public comment period will open on the Department’s website on November 1, 2019.

Missouri’s final rules will incorporate citizen feedback from this process, as well as federal regulatory guidance from the United States Department of Agriculture.

The Department anticipates that applications for Missouri’s Industrial Hemp Program will be made available as a fillable PDF by Dec. 2, 2019.”

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