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Wisconsin Hemp Pilot Program Extended; New Plan Postponed

On October 15, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced that it postponed the transition from the Wisconsin Hemp Pilot Research Program (Pilot Program) to the new Wisconsin State Hemp Plan for a year. 

The announcement indicated that on October 1, 2020, Congress extended states’ authority to operate hemp pilot research programs until September 30, 2021, and consequently, DATCP will extend Wisconsin’s Pilot Program to September 30, 2021. The announcement continued that DATCP will promulgate a new emergency rule for the extension, which will convert current Pilot Program licenses and registrations to licenses and registrations under the continuing hemp program. This no-fee conversion will occur automatically without any action necessary by licensees. When available, more information about the emergency rule will be posted at https://hemp.wi.gov.

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