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Title 6 : Agriculture

Chapter 034 : Hemp

(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 563)
  • § 563. Hemp; an agricultural product

    (a) Hemp is an agricultural product that may be grown as a crop produced, possessed, marketed, and commercially traded in Vermont pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and section 10113 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-334.

    (b) Alternatively, for as long as federal law authorizes continuation of the hemp pilot program pursuant to the federal Agricultural Act of 2014, Pub. L. No. 113-79, Sec. 7606, as codified at 7 U.S.C. § 5940, the Secretary may continue to operate an agricultural pilot program for hemp as authorized by and in compliance with 7 U.S.C. § 5940, as amended, and the provisions of this chapter. Hemp growers and processors shall also then comply with pilot program federal requirements and the provisions of this chapter. If the Secretary operates a hemp pilot program, the program shall not be subject to the terms of Section 10113 of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-334.

    (c) Notwithstanding any provision of State law to the contrary and notwithstanding the scheduled repeal of 7 U.S.C. § 5940 on January 1, 2022, a person shall not be in violation of the requirements of this chapter if he or she grows or cultivates hemp during the 2021 hemp season or markets hemp grown during the 2021 hemp season in compliance with the terms established by the federal Agricultural Act of 2014.

    (d) The cultivation of hemp shall be subject to and comply with the Required Agricultural Practices adopted under section 4810 of this title, as amended. (Added 2007, No. 212 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 2013, No. 84, § 1; 2015, No. 64, § 13; 2017, No. 143 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 2019, No. 44, § 1, eff. May 30, 2019; 2021, No. 47, § 10, eff. June 1, 2021; 2021, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. July 1, 2022.)