Vermont is turning over oversight of industrial hemp cultivation to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and creating a separate state agency to oversee hemp products before opening the adult-use hemp market this fall. The change means that Vermont's industrial hemp growers will need to apply directly to the USDA for the 2023 growing season. Also this summer, Vermont will join neighboring New York State in regulating finished hemp products, regardless of THC content, by creating a new Hemp Control Board. The agency will oversee cannabis testing and set dosing guidelines for all cannabis products. Previously, hemp products such as CBD were regulated by agriculture officials. Vermont's recreational marijuana marketplace is expected to launch in October.
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