California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to bring the state’s hemp laws into compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill.
The measure, which was signed Saturday and will take impact Jan. 1, updates the state’s definition of industrial hemp and terminology to match the federal language.
It also demands the California Division of Meals and Agriculture to create and submit a hemp regulation program to the U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) ahead of May well 1, 2020.
The USDA has 60 days to approve or deny the program, which can be resubmitted if adjustments are needed.
After the state program is authorized, California will adopt expanded registration and regulatory needs for cultivators and implement consequences for rule violations.
Study the complete text of the bill right here.
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