Jun 7, 2022
Connecticut Cuts Out Hemp Growers

Nearly 50 hemp growers in the state of Connecticut will not have the opportunity to grow the plant with more THC.

According to CT News Junkie, the Connecticut legislation that legalized marijuana in 2021 said the products sold in Connecticut’s 18 dispensaries could only be from the four medical marijuana-approved growers in the state. Those same growers will be able to transition into the recreational cannabis business.

Under Connecticut’s existing hemp program, which is a USDA-approved state plan, a licensee cannot simultaneously hold both a hemp and cannabis license. This is a notably different approach than that of neighboring state New York, which is offering hemp growers adult-use licenses.

For the complete article, visit ctnewsjunkie.com/2022/05/31/hemp-farmers-excluded-from-cannabis-business/.