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Pilot Industrial Hemp Program Now Final and Allows For Research Growing of Hemp in Maryland

Image of hemp research plot growing on University of Kentucky research farm with participants in field day taking photos with camera phones.
This post is not legal advice. In 2016, the Maryland General Assembly first passed legislation allowing for the development of an Industrial Hemp Pilot Program in the state. That program was updated in 2018 by House Bill (HB) 698 to allow farmers contracting with the Maryland Department of...

Proposed Regulations for Industrial Hemp Cultivation Available for Public Comment, But Hemp Production Remains Illegal

Industrial hemp field day with University of Kentucky
This post is not legal advice. In 2016, the Maryland General Assembly first passed legislation allowing for the development of an Industrial Hemp Pilot Program in the state. That program was recently updated this year by House Bill (HB) 698 to allow farmers contracting with the Maryland Department...

Industrial Hemp Still Illegal To Cultivate In Maryland

This post is not legal advice The passage of the 2014 Farm Bill allows for the cultivating industrial hemp only in states that have developed a pilot program for a college, university, or another state department of agriculture to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes (ยง 5940). Since the...
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