Supervisors Place Moratorium on Hemp

June 21, 2019
In a surprising move, on June 18, the San Luis Obispo County Supervisors voted 4-1 to place a temporary moratorium on commercial hemp cultivation in order to consider permanent regulations on the federally legal ag crop.
San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau and many growers stood up in strong opposition to the moratorium. Farm Bureau represents all of ag, including all legal crops and commodities. Farm Bureau will be participating in the County's planned hemp advisory group.
The Supervisors will convene on July 16 to vote whether to extend the urgency ordinance until they can develop regulations. The urgency ordinance can be extended for a total period of up to 2 years.
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