Hemp Industry Daily reports…

Two more states – Hawaii and Virginia – have opted to halt in-state regulation of their production plans, meaning growers in those states will now need to apply for a hemp production license directly from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

According to the USDA’s website tracking the status of state and tribal hemp production plans, Hawaii and Virginia join New York, New Hampshire and Mississippi – three other states that do not currently have hemp production programs.

Meanwhile, USDA officials gave the green light for two additional hemp production plans, just six weeks before the 2014 pilot program is set to expire on Oct. 31.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved hemp plans for the state of Utah and the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla tribe, located in California, late last week.

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Hawaii, Virginia eliminate in-state hemp regulation while USDA approves Utah and tribal production plans