Vermont will be conducting contactless inspections of hemp operators to limit person-to-person contact during the pandemic.
Hemp program registrants must submit certificates of analysis and other information online within 10 days of receiving the inspection form.
The state agency says the new inspections format is a way “to stay engaged with the community, collect important industry data, gauge registrant’s knowledge of the Vermont Hemp Rules and allows the program to offer compliance assistance, as necessary.”
Vermont isn’t changing its sampling protocols, which allow growers to take their own hemp samples to send for testing. The state’s agriculture agency says if a crop’s THC level exceeds the 0.3% limit, the grower must notify officials of the test results and appropriate action will be taken.