“Michigan is a state famous around the nation for its rich history of manufacturing and agriculture. We are naturally poised to play a leading role in the nation’s emerging hemp economy, and iHemp Michigan was formed this year to bring together Michigan’s hemp farmers, processors and manufacturers with a shared goal of creating thriving infrastructure and markets in the state.
“We are excited to see federal rules proposed today that provide guidance to this important industry. We look forward to reviewing these proposed rules and working with state agriculture officials in the coming weeks, lending our voice to Michigan’s state plan for hemp production.
“The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has worked hard this year to provide a pilot season, and we thank them for a tremendous amount of work by staff and leadership to establish an essential regulatory framework for a trial season. With a formal state plan in place, we can enter the 2020 growing season with confidence and clarity about many issues that presented a challenge this year.”