Section 7606 of the federal Agricultural Act of 2014 (i) allows an institute of higher education or a state department of agriculture to grow or cultivate industrial hemp if certain conditions are met and (ii) specifies that industrial hemp may not have a THC concentration of more than 0.3 percent.


Legislation enacted during the 2018 Session of the General Assembly created a new hemp research program effective July 1, 2018, in addition to the existing higher education industrial hemp research program, that is directly managed by VDACS and allows Virginians to grow or process industrial hemp without being a participant in a research program managed by an institution of higher education. This legislation also replaced the previous industrial hemp grower licensure program with a registration program for industrial hemp growers and processors.






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