SB 220 - Establishes the Industrial Hemp Development Act - West Virginia Key Vote


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Title: Establishes the Industrial Hemp Development Act

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Vote to pass a bill that establishes the Industrial Hemp Development Act to legalize hemp and other similar products in the state.


  • Prohibits the selling of synthetic hemp products (Article 12). 

  • Requires that any seller, online or in-person, of a product containing kratom or kratom products must use an approved age-verification method to ensure the buyer is at least 21 years of age (Article 12). 

  • Requires any individual manufacturing, processing, distributing, offering for sale, or selling kratom or kratom products have a permit (Article 12). 

  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Agriculture and the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner to make rules regarding the regulation of hemp-derived cannabinoid products (Article 12). 

  • Specifies Kratom and Kratom products as hemp products (Article 12). 

  • Establishes the tax at 11 percent of the retail sales price of the hemp-derived cannabinoid product sold (Article 12).