SIGNING OF NEW CALIFORNIA HEMP INDUSTRY LAW

On October 13, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 153 (SB 153)  into law. SB 153 requires the state’s hemp regulations to be in full compliance with federal law legalizing industrial hemp. The new state law, which was widely supported by the California hemp industry, ensures that the state will submit a plan for hemp and hemp-derived products to the US Department of Agriculture by May 1, 2020. The submission of a state plan is expected to ease regulatory uncertainty for California hemp farmers, processors, and distributors as well as those supporting the hemp industry.

To learn more about SB 153, visit these summaries provided by the bill’s sponsors:

https://www.votehemp.com/press_releases/gov-newsom-signs-hemp-legislation-sb-153/

https://wilk.cssrc.us/content/wilks-industrial-hemp-measure-becomes-law.