Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont has signed a bipartisan-sponsored bill to make a pilot system to enable for industrial hemp production in the state.
The bill, SB893, was introduced by the Atmosphere Committee in February and authorized by the State Senate in late April.
The pilot system will study marketing and advertising as nicely as the development and cultivation of industrial hemp at web sites authorized by the Division of Agriculture.
“This legislation will strengthen our efforts to develop our agricultural economy and make jobs, and do so in a accountable manner by opening a competitive industry to thousands of Connecticut’s farmers,” mentioned Lamont. “With this system, farmers will have the chance to bolster their earnings with hemp, and veteran and very first-time farmers alike will be attracted to a new and developing industry that will supply crop diversification, elevated income, and knowledge in an expanding field.”
Division of Agriculture Commissioner Brian Hurlbut says that hemp has the prospective to stabilize the agricultural economy and attract new farmers to the market.
Hurlbut says that the vote brings Connecticut a single step closer to hemp legalization, and ties-in with the governor’s price range to help a hemp system and make new enterprise possibilities for compact enterprise owners in the state.
With the passage of SB893, the Commissioner ought to now commence drafting regulations which ought to be adopted no later than July 1, 2020.