The Arkansas State Plant Board has issued its first draft of the 2018 Rules & Regulations. Read this document here.
These regulations will be open for discussion to all interested parties sometime in the first few weeks of January. We will announce the date and time of this discussion once we are informed.
We encourage everyone to read these policies and think of things that should be edited in order to make the program the most successful it can be for 2018. These proposed changes can then be discussed with the Plant Board at the hearing.
Upon the synthesis of the edits, a final draft of the regulations will be presented at the 2018 Quarterly Meeting in March 2018 and will be open for public comment. Research applications and licenses will then be issued for the 2018 growing season.
After 80 years of prohibition, this is Arkansas’ chance to have our first shot at growing hemp again. Let’s make it count.