Maryland passes HB 1123 to legalize industrial hemp farming

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New Maryland Hemp Legislation Signed Into Law
Nowadays Governor Hogan signed HB 1123 into law. The bill, which was introduced by Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, creates the Hemp Farming System which authorizes the state to regulate industrial hemp farming according to the 2018 Farm Bill. Beginning in 2020, Maryland farmers will no longer want to companion with universities to develop the crop.

Thanks to Delegates Fraser-Hidalgo and Cassilly!
We would like to express specific thanks to Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo and Delegate Andrew Cassilly who lead the work to pass hemp farming legislation. Delegate Fraser-Hidalgo deserves specific thanks for major this work more than the previous five years and opening up a new chance for Maryland farmers and enterprises.

2019 Hemp Applications
The Maryland Division of Agriculture has begun accepting applications to develop hemp for study in 2019. Applicants will have to companion with a university for this expanding season as the regulations have been made beneath the 2014 Farm Bill.

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