It’s midsummer with California’s State Assembly in recess, a great time to assess the state of hemp in the Golden State. Consistent with history, we find both progress and growing pains in the process.

At the end of April, after much anticipation, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) made registration applications available to the state’s farmers for hemp cultivation and seed breeding. The welcome and historic move came only after numerous counties had enacted moratoriums prohibiting hemp cultivation, primarily because of a lack of CDFA regulations. The CDFA’s registration allowance, however, was not enough for some counties that proceeded with temporary hemp bans because the CDFA had yet to issue sampling and testing regulations.

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