Lack of regulations, testing options lead to hemp seizures in Evanston

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

On March 6, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed legislation making hemp possession and production legal within the state, which was welcome news to those who view hemp as an agricultural commodity and a possible economic benefit to Wyoming. However, that enthusiasm may be blunted by the potentially long and twisted road ahead for Wyoming hemp producers and transporters.

The Wyoming Legislature took action to legalize and regulate hemp following federal passage of the Farm Bill of 2018, which was signed into law by President Trump in December. People may believe that with both the Farm Bill and the Wyoming legislation, the state is open for business when it comes to hemp. The truth, however, is not quite so cut and dried.

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