On May 14th Senate Bill 1098 was signed by Governor Ducey that will authorize the Arizona Department of Agriculture to approve agricultural pilot programs for propagation, processing, manufacturing, distribution, and market research of industrial hemp starting in August of 2019.

The time between the general effective date (August 2018) and the delayed effective date (August 2019) will allow the Department the time needed to:​​​Establish Rule

  •         Create an industrial hemp licensing program

  •         Establish Rules

  •         Appoint membership to the Industrial Hemp Advisory Council

  •         Develop an application and review process

  •         Develop a fee schedule

 

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