If you found out anything that is incorrect and want to change it, please follow this Update Data guide. South Carolina, West Virginia receive USDA approval for hemp production plans while Indiana extends pilot. Two Southern states have received federal approval for their hemp production plans under the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s interim final rule for the 2020 season, while a Midwestern state has chosen to extend its 2014 pilot program. The USDA approved plans for South Carolina and West Virginia, bringing the total number of states approved under […] Applications for hemp licenses continue to balloon across US. The number of applications to grow hemp received by states has continued to increase rapidly in the wake of the 2018 passage of the Farm Bill. The West Virginia Agriculture Department reported that the number of licenses issued so far this year has more than tripled to 158, compared with 46 in 2018. The agency […] Federal lawsuit against West Virginia hemp farm dismissed. The owners of a West Virginia hemp farm were cleared of federal drug charges after they were accused of violating the federal Controlled Substances Act for purchasing seeds from Kentucky. district court judge dismissed the case against Grassy Run Farms and its affiliated company Commonwealth Alternative Medical Options (CAMO Hemp WV) on Wednesday, the […] Federal judge blocks THC test in West Virginia hemp suit, allows CBD extraction. A federal judge has blocked a government request for a THC test on a batch of West Virginia hemp and said the hemp can be processed for CBD extraction in nearby Pennsylvania.
The developments come as federal prosecutors say they’re going to continue pursuing civil charges against the farm, Grassy Run, and its affiliated company, CAMO […] ‘Everybody’s wanting seed’: Hempseed market heats up after Farm Bill passage. Published January 8, 2019 | By Hemp Industry Daily staff. CBD-rich hempseed is legal now, but it’s also rare, giving plant breeders a huge new market as barriers to national hempseed distribution are removed. The 2018 Farm Bill guarantees interstate commerce for all hemp products, removing requirements that viable hempseeds require approval from the U.S. But the law leaves in place requirements […] Federal judge shuts down West Virginia hemp farm over seed allegation. A federal judge has ordered a West Virginia hemp farm to shut down over allegations that the operation illegally imported seeds from Kentucky. Attorney Mike Stuart argued that Grassy Run and its affiliated company CAMO Hemp WV received about 5,000 pounds of hempseeds from neighboring Kentucky instead of getting a license for them from the […] Mike Tyson adds West Virginia hemp to his marijuana company. Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is adding a hemp business to his marijuana company. Tyson Holistic, which broke ground in January on a marijuana cultivation and processing site in southern California, says it envisions growing hemp, lavender and soy in West Virginia, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Tyson’s company is teaming up with a […] West Virginia taking applications for hemp cultivation. Farmers in West Virginia can now apply to cultivate industrial hemp for commercial purposes, making the Mountain State the latest to show an interest in growing the plant. The agriculture commissioner began accepting applications from would-be hemp farmers on Tuesday, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. Successful applicants would join members of the West Virginia Farmers Association who hold […] Is hemp legal in west virginia. This article is known as the "Industrial Hemp Development Act". The Legislature finds that the development and use of industrial hemp can serve to improve the state's economy and agricultural vitality and that the production of industrial hemp can be regulated so as not to interfere with the strict regulation of controlled substances in this state. The purpose of the industrial hemp development act is to promote the economy and agriculture by permitting the development of a regulated industrial hemp industry while maintaining strict control of marijuana. As used in this article: (a) "Cannabidiol" or "CBD" means the compound by the same name derived from the hemp variety of the cannabis sativa L. plant; (b) "Commercial sales" means the sale of products in the stream of commerce, at retail, wholesale, and online; (c) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Agriculture or his or her designee; (d) "Cultivating" means planting, watering, growing, and harvesting a plant or crop; (e) "Department" means the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and its employees; (f) "Handling" means possessing or storing hemp plants for any period of time on premises owned, operated, or controlled by a person licensed to cultivate or process hemp. "Handling" also includes possessing or storing hemp plants in a vehicle for any period of time other than during its actual transport from the premises of one licensed person to cultivate or process industrial hemp to the premises of another licensed person. "Handling" does not mean possessing or storing finished hemp products; (g) "Hemp" or "industrial hemp" means all parts and varieties of the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant, including the seeds of the plant and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not with no greater than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol, or the THC concentration for hemp defined in 7 U.S.C.
§ 5940, whichever is greater; (h) "Hemp products" means all products derived from, or made by, processing hemp plants or plant parts, that are prepared in a form available for commercial sale; (i) "Licensee" means an individual or business entity possessing a license issued by the Department to grow, handle, cultivate, or process hemp; (j) "Marijuana" means all plant material from the genus cannabis containing more than one percent tetrahydrocannabinol or seeds of the genus capable of germination; (k) "Processing" means converting an agricultural commodity into a marketable form; and. Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, the THC found in industrial hemp shall not be considered to be THC for the purposes of qualifying as a controlled substance. Industrial hemp authorized as agricultural crop; license required. (a) Industrial hemp is considered an agricultural crop in this state if grown for the purposes authorized by the provisions of this article. Upon meeting the requirements of §19-12E-5 of this code, an individual in this state may plant, grow, harvest, possess, process, sell or buy industrial hemp.
(b) A person shall not cultivate, handle, or process industrial hemp in this state unless the person holds an industrial hemp license issued by the department.