Smokable hemp regulations in the U.S. are a moving target. For now, a patchwork of legislation addressing hemp flower is developing across the country. Here are quotes out of states working to refine aspects of smokable hemp flower laws.
“Really, all we’re talking about is another delivery method of CBD to the body. All we’re trying to do is open this market up to the farmers to give them confidence to explore the market.”
Justin Swanson, president of the Midwest Hemp Council, discussed the opportunities in the hemp flower market with the Indy Star. House Bill 1224, one of three bills filed in the Indiana General Assembly this year meant to legalize hemp flower, passed the state’s House of Representatives 69-28 on Feb. 17.
“The passage of this vital legislation will not only serve to help hemp growers, processors, and retailers in the midst of historic economic challenges—it will also allow consumers access to tested and safe hemp flower products.”
Allan Gandelman, president of the New York Cannabis Growers & Processors Association, said in a statement about the group’s support of a bill, A2682/S4340, introduced by State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and State Sen. Michelle Hinchey to allow hemp producers to sell flower directly to consumers.
Source: New York Cannabis Growers & Processors Association
“No individual shall knowingly or intentionally smoke any product containing hemp in a public place.”
Thus reads Wyoming Senate Bill 90, sponsored by Wyoming State Sens. Reynolds Kost (R), Brian Boner (R), Ogden Driskill (R) and Michael Gierau (D); and State Reps. Jamie Flitner (R) and Steve Harshman (R). Set for a March 1 hearing by the state’s joint judiciary committee as of press time, the bill would also prohibit the sale of smokable hemp to anyone under the age of 21.