Oregon Overhauls its Approach to Industrial Hemp

Oregon Overhauls its Approach to Industrial Hemp
Oregon Overhauls its Approach to Industrial Hemp

Passage of a new law in Oregon that requires industrial hemp growers to register with the state is seen as a positive move for the industry, advocates of the program are saying.

Signed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and overwhelmingly passed by members of the Oregon Legislature, Senate Bill 1015 (http://cnw.fm/hu2EN) went into effect on Oct. 6, 2017. The measure gives the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) authority over the processing of industrial hemp and requires those who grow or process the plant to register and pay a fee. Licensed recreational marijuana producers and dispensaries would also have to register with the OLCC before selling hemp products (http://cnw.fm/7UzHN). The new law expands some plant testing and record-keeping requirements for both the industrial hemp grower and processor.

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