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173 acres of hemp were grown in Connecticut in 2019

Here you will find Connecticut hemp law along with a history of how Connecticut hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years. We also provide links to important information concerning Connecticut hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters.

Connecticut Hemp Resources

Connecticut hemp program page

UCONN Hemp genetics research

Connecticut Hemp Program 2019 Summary

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Connecticut Hemp Law & Legislation

SB 893
To enable the growth of the state’s industrial hemp industry.

Status: Signed by Governor Lamont on May 9, 2019

SB 598
To authorize the production of hemp in Connecticut.

SB 603

Not later than July 1, 2018, the Commissioner of Agriculture shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to establish an agricultural pilot program for the purpose of growing or cultivating industrial hemp in accordance with the provisions of section 7 USC 5940, as amended from time to time.

Position: Support

HB 5780

Amends statutes to legalize industrial hemp, to define industrial hemp to parallel its definition under the federal Agricultural Act of 2014, to exclude it from the definition of controlled substance under Connecticut law and to ensure related licensing and regulatory oversight in this state conforms to said act.

Status: Signed by Gov. Malloy on July 2, 2015

HB 5476

To require a study of the feasibility of legalizing industrial hemp production, possession and sales. Download the text of HB 5476 here (PDF file 66k).

STATUS: Signed by Gov. Malloy on June 12, 2014