A. The Board may adopt regulations as necessary to license persons to grow industrial hemp in the Commonwealth for any lawful purpose.
B. Notwithstanding the provisions of §§ 3.2-4115 and 3.2-4116, the Commissioner shall establish a program of licensure and renewal, including the establishment of any fees not to exceed $250, to allow a person to grow industrial hemp in the Commonwealth for any lawful purpose. Valid applications shall be granted licensure within 90 days of receipt of the application. The Commissioner shall accept license applications throughout the year. Licenses shall be valid for four years from the date of the issuance of the license.
2015, cc. 158, 180; 2016, cc. 61, 170.