HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf signs into a law a bill that allows the cultivation of industrial hemp in Pennsylvania.

House Bill 967, now Act 92 of 2016, sponsored by Representative Russ Diamond, of Lebanon, allows for properly registered individuals to grow, cultivate, and/or market industrial hemp within the confines of the Agricultural Act of 2014.

Agencies, colleges and universities are now able to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. The new law creates the Hemp Research Board, which is now responsible for developing regulations, applications for registration, inspections, a database of registered persons, registration fees, guidelines for labeling and testing.

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