Legislation that clears the way for the industrial production of hemp and associated merchandise in New Mexico has been signed into law.
Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill that establishes a state regulatory framework for an emerging hemp sector.
Oversight responsibilities are spread across the New Mexico departments of agriculture, well being and atmosphere.
Bill sponsor and state Rep. Derrick Lente of Sandia Pueblo stated the legislation aims to aid farmers and producers comply with federal and state laws as they create merchandise such as textiles and CBD.
The legislation also enables federally recognized Native American communities to create their personal regulations and licensing procedures.
State authorities finalized hemp guidelines proposed by the New Mexico Division of Agriculture in December.
The new hemp law will go into impact in July.
– Linked Press and Hemp Sector Everyday
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