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155 acres of hemp were grown in West Virginia last year

On this page you will find West Virginia hemp law along with a history of how West Virginia hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years.  We also provide links to important information concerning West Virginia hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters. Our goal is to keep the public, media and policy makers informed on each states status concerning hemp law and policy.

 

West Virginia Hemp Resources

West Virginia 2019 hemp farming application

U.S. v Mallory case

Recent News

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West Virginia Hemp Law

West Virginia Industrial Hemp Development Act – current WV law

West Virginia Hemp Legislation

2019
HB 2276

An act authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to promulgate a legislative rule relating to industrial hemp.

SB 126

A bill relating to requiring industrial hemp grower licensees to file a copy of that license with the sheriff of the county where the hemp is to be grown and the local detachment of the West Virginia State Police.

SB 629

A bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto two new sections, designated §19-12E-10 and §19-12E-11, all relating to the state’s ability to regulate hemp production by submitting a plan to the Secretary of Agriculture; providing for continued production of industrial hemp without an approved plan for state regulation; providing for negligent violations of the state plan; providing for requirements to correct negligent violations; and providing for revocation of an industrial hemp license for repeat negligent violations of a state plan.

2018
SB 475

Industrial Hemp Development Act

Position: Support

Status: Signed by Gov. Justice – 3/27/18

2015
SB 221

Authorizing Agriculture Commissioner promulgate legislative rule relating to industrial hemp.

2014
HB 3011

Removes the provision that requires an applicant to meet federal requirements concerning the production, distribution and sale of industrial hemp prior to being licensed.

Status: HB 3011 was allowed to become law without signing by the Governor on 3/21/2014.

2013
HB 3011

Removes the provision that requires an applicant to meet federal requirements concerning the production, distribution and sale of industrial hemp prior to being licensed.

2002
SB 447

Status: Passed into law