Southern Illinois To Revive Economy With Industrial Hemp

Last May Illinois passed legislation to remove restrictions on industrial hemp, and in August Governor Rauner signed the bill into law.  We are grateful to our elected officials who worked to pass the law, and we’ve been waiting patiently for the first draft of the rules.

On Friday the rules were made public, on the heels of the Federal Farm bill which removed industrial hemp from the Controlled Substance Act.  Industrial hemp and hemp derived products including cannabidiol, “CBD”, are now legal to grow, transport and sell. The federal law prohibits interference with interstate transport of hemp or hemp products.

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