Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed into law a bill establishing an industrial hemp pilot program.
Governor Ducey signed Senate Bill 1098 earlier today, providing funding for the Arizona Department of Agriculture’s (AZDA) agricultural pilot program allowing universities and those with a license from AZDA to begin cultivating industrial hemp. The law defines hemp as having 0.3% THC or less.
“This bill opens Arizona to the possibility of a new agricultural product,” said Governor Ducey in a press release. “I’m glad to sign a bill that could have a positive economic impact for the state.”