Current law authorizes research hemp programs overseen by the Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Virginia commissioner of agriculture and human services. Unfortunately, until Federal law is changed, it seems as though you will only be able to receive a license for industrial hemp research with an institute of higher education. No commercial program is yet in place.
READ VIRGINIA’S HEMP LEGISLATION: SB691/SB699 (2016)
VA HEMP GROWING APPLICATION AND INFO
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