When Idaho became the last state to legalize industrial hemp in April, the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) had to prepare and submit a state management hemp plan that complied with the 2018 Farm Bill rules and regulations by Sept. 1, 2021, Hemp Grower previously reported.
The ISDA recently announced that it can begin licensing hemp producers and handlers in a press release, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved its state management hemp plan.
“I’m very proud of the entire ISDA team for working so quickly to implement the new law, and I know we could not have gotten here alone,” ISDA Director Celia Gould said in the release. “We extend our thanks to the governor’s office, industry stakeholders, Idaho State Police, USDA, and the Idaho law enforcement community for excellent collaboration and assistance.”
Applications for an Idaho hemp license will open on the ISDA website Nov. 8.