Missouri amends Industrial Hemp Plan
Missouri’s amendment to its industrial hemp plan has been federally approved.
The amendment increases the pre-harvest window for compliance sampling from 15 to 30 days, allows remediation options for eligible crops that initially tested above the allowed 0.3 percent THC level, and updated testing laboratory requirements to be registered with the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The amendment comes after USDA published its federal final rule for hemp production in January with the rule becoming effective in late March.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture says the state’s hemp producers will help launch a ‘new era’ of industrial hemp production. MDA says more than 200 Producer Registrations were issued in Missouri last year with 811 acres of hemp planted in the state.