The Midwest Trend Continues: Missouri Enacts Favorable Industrial Hemp Laws

Missouri continues a favorable midwestern hemp and CBD trend.

Missouri Governor signed into law a pilot hemp program today. The news just broke. Included in the law is this provision:

(c) “Industrial hemp” includes industrial hemp commodities and products and topical or ingestible animal and consumer products derived from industrial hemp with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than three-tenths of one percent on a dry weight basis;

This means that Missouri can now be removed from the rapidly shrinking list of hemp holdout states. It also signals a rapidly evolving trend of midwestern states adopting laws and policies favorable to hemp and CBD (eg, Kansas, Indiana, Wisconsin). The midwest in general has been the last real regional holdout, which means that this trend is signaling a broader movement towards acceptance of hemp and cannabinoids across the country in general.

Rod Kight is a lawyer based in Asheville, NC. He is licensed in North Carolina and Oregon and represents legal cannabis businesses. You can contact him by clicking here.

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