The RI Department of Business Regulations (DBR) will hold a public hearing tomorrow (August 16, 2016) at 10 a.m. on its proposed regulations for the state’s Industrial Hemp Agricultural Pilot Program (Hemp Regulations). The hearing will be held at the Department of Labor and Training, Building 70, Conference Room 70-1, 1511 Pontiac Avenue in Cranston.

The Hemp Regulations were announced by the DBR on August 1, 2018 and include the application, licensing and operational framework, and guidelines related to both growing and handling hemp plants and products.

For more information on the proposed regulations and the hearing, visit Public comments may be made to the DBR on the proposed regulations through August 31, 2018.

Prospective industry participants who are interested in learning more about the proposed license application process and Rhode Island’s Industrial Hemp Agricultural Pilot Program are encouraged to contact PLDO Partner Benjamin L. Rackliffe at 401-824-5100 or email  Attorney Rackliffe is a leading authority on licensing, compliance and regulatory law regarding the cannabis and hemp industry and has successfully advised investors and owners of cannabis facilities and hemp farms in New England.

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