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Kentucky Releases Draft Hemp Regulations and Encourages Public Comment

Updated: Apr 20, 2020

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released new draft regulations updating the state hemp program and is encouraging industry stakeholders to provide feedback through April 30th, 2020. The comprehensive document can be found here, and each separate regulation is also available on the KDA website under the "Hemp and the Law" page. Comments should be sent directly to the KDA at

Additionally, Commissioner Ryan Quarles reiterated the passing of House Bill 236, which updated Kentucky's hemp laws to 1) align state statues with the 2018 Farm Bill and 2) allow licensed hemp processors in Kentucky to transport or sell their hemp concentrate to another licensed hemp processor location in Kentucky if that interaction is reported to and approved by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at least 24 hours in advance.

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