According to, Connecticut's hemp farmers have new rules to abide by in 2021. Instead of being part of a pilot program, hemp growers will now have to fall in line with USDA regulations under the new program.

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In 2014, hemp was finally removed from the schedule one narcotics list, which opened up the door for smaller Connecticut growers. According to the Hartford Courant, the new bill that Governor Lamont signed into law aligns the state's pilot program with federal requirements. It also opens up the state to additional processing and manufacturing of hemp.

What is hemp? Hemp is defined as any part of the Cannabis sativa L, including seeds, extracts, and derivatives, with a lowTHC concentration, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Because hemp plants contain only 0.3 percent of THC, it is not considered a controlled substance.

Marijuana is also a cannabis plant, but it's grown for its psychoactive properties, as you may already know. Unlike the hemp plant, the seeds and stalks of the marijuana plant aren't used commercially like hemp. Marijuana is grown for its flower, which contains an abundance of cannabinoids and THC. Interested in starting up your own hemp farm?

CBD oil made from hemp does contain high CBD concentrations but a meager amount of THC, which cannot exceed the legal 0.3 percent limit. Clearly stated, you won't get high from the CBD oil derived from hemp. CBD oil from marijuana can act as a strong pain killer, relaxant, and anti-depressant. For an excellent read on the differences between hemp and marijuana and the CBD oil made from each, visit

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