Maine Department of Agriculture To Hold Public Hearing On Draft Hemp Regulations

industrial hemp farming bill obamaThe Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry (DACF) is holding a hearing on the draft hemp regulations and seeking public input. If you can, we urge you to attend the hearing and present testimony. If you can’t make it, you can still submit your comments on the draft rules via email.

Date/Time: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Location: Deering Building
Room 319
90 Blossom Lane
Augusta, Maine 04333

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Here are the steps that we want you to take:

1 * If you would like to read the draft rule, download it here

2 * Write up comments to DACF and include the following suggested points:
a. Request that DACF call this an “Agricultural Pilot Program”
b. Limit the licensing fee to $ 100 and the per acre fee to no more than $ 10

3 * If you can, please come present the testimony on Thursday in person

4 * Email a copy of your testimony to DACF:

If you have any questions, please contact ME HIA representative Tom Murphy:

For more info on the Maine HIA, check out the ME HIA Facebook page.

Source: Hemp Industries Association

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) represents the interests of the hemp industry and encourages the research and development of new products made from industrial hemp, oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis. To learn more about the HIA and the benefits of membership, visit our web site at:

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