Washington state, Wyoming hemp oversight plans OK’d by feds

Washington state and Wyoming are the latest states to receive approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to run their own hemp oversight.

The USDA also approved three American Indian Tribes:

Under the 2018 Farm Bill, states and tribes are permitted to oversee their own hemp programs – but only with approval of the USDA.

It took the agency 10 months to come up with the baseline for what rules should look like and start approving state plans

Requirements include the collection of geographic data on hemp producers and a plan to destroy any hemp that exceeds the federal limit of 0.3% THC.