Trying to take advantage of growing season, the Department of Consumer Protection is now accepting applications for hemp manufacturing licenses.

The General Assembly recently passed a law, that Gov. Ned Lamont quickly signed in May, that allows the state to begin a hemp pilot program with the Department of Agriculture regulating growers and processors, and DCP regulating manufacturers of hemp products.

If someone plans to manufacture hemp products consumed in any way by people (food products, lotions, oils, etc.) through a process beyond chopping or grinding, such as heating or distillation, they need to be licensed with DCP. 

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Jack Kramer ~ CTNewsJunkie.com via MiddletownPress.com