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Legal Action Filed Challenging State Anti-Hemp Policy

Legal Action Filed Challenging State Anti-Hemp Policy

A Bloomfield lawyer and landowner who wants to grow industrial hemp has filed a legal action claiming state officials are improperly telling police that commercial hemp growing is illegal in Connecticut.

Aaron Romano’s complaint is based on a 2015 change in state law that he says effectively “legalized the cultivation, sale, manufacture and possession of industrial hemp.” Hemp is a non-intoxicating cousin of marijuana, has an estimated 25,000 industrial uses, and is actually legal to import into the U.S.

Connecticut law prior to 2015...

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