Last Hemp Licensing Stakeholder Meeting

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Hemp Program

Last Chance to Provide Stakeholder Feedback!
Virtual Meeting October 12, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Background

LD 33--An Act To Improve the Laws Governing Hemp by Bringing Them into Compliance with Federal Law--became a Resolve directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) to seek additional input from stakeholders on the future of the state’s hemp program. LD 33 was intended to change current Maine law so that Maine’s hemp licensing program could align itself with USDA requirements by the January 1, 2022 deadline. 

Stakeholder Information Gathering Meeting (SIGME)

DACF Hemp Program staff have been holding SIGMEs as a method to gather input from hemp growers and others invested in Maine's hemp industry. SIGMEs are informal meetings where we can have a conversation with stakeholders. In December, the Program will issue a report to the legislature's Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ACF) Committee summarizing the information we gathered at the SIGMEs, which will help inform the Committee's future state hemp policy decisions.

Last Chance to Participate in a SIGME

The last SIGME is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, at 9 am and it will be virtual.  What kind of licensing authority and regulations work best for your hemp business? We need to hear from you.

Click here to join the meeting. If you can’t use Microsoft Teams, we have an audio-only phone option: 207-209-4724, phone conference ID is 466 968 217#  

If you are unable to participate in this last SIGME, please send an email with your thoughts and ideas about hemp licensing in Maine to Mary.Yurlina@maine.gov