2018 Wyoming Statutes
ARTICLE 21 - Industrial Hemp
SECTION 35-7-2103 - Industrial hemp licensing.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-7-2103 (2018)

35-7-2103. Industrial hemp licensing.

(a) No person shall grow industrial hemp unless the person has obtained a license from the department.

(b) The application for a license shall include the name and address of the applicant, the legal description of the land area to be used for the production of industrial hemp and other information required by the department.

(c) The department shall require each first-time applicant for a license to submit a fingerprint card, prepared by a law enforcement officer, and any other information necessary to complete a statewide and nationwide criminal history check with the division of criminal investigation for state processing and with the federal bureau of investigation for federal processing. All costs associated with the criminal history check are the responsibility of the applicant. Criminal history records provided to the department under this section are confidential.

(d) If the applicant has met the requirements of this section and paid any fee required by this article, the department shall issue the license, which is valid until December 31 of that year. An individual licensed under this section is presumed to be growing industrial hemp for commercial purposes.

(e) The university of Wyoming or the department may grow industrial hemp for research purposes as provided in the Agricultural act of 2014, Public Law 113-79. The licensing requirements of this article shall not apply to industrial hemp grown under this subsection.

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