HARRISBURG – At the March 19th meeting of the Pennsylvania Invasive Species Council, PDA released the “final” draft of the new noxious weed law, now renamed the “Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act.”
Industrial Hemp Included
PLNA is still reviewing the latest draft, but there are new provisions in the bill to bring industrial hemp under the new law. The 2014 Farm Bill authorized the growing of industrial hemp for research purposes and this draft closely parallels the industrial hemp provisions of the Farm Bill.
Many of PLNA’s concerns with earlier drafts have been met by PDA. For an overview of prior versions of the draft law, see PLNA’s August 24, 2014 e-News.
To download a copy of the newest version of the bill, click here. If you have comments, please call (800.898.3411 x101) or emailGregg Robertsonat PLNA.