RD679 - Report of the Task Force to Analyze and Make Recommendations Regarding Whether Any Statutory or Regulatory Modifications are Necessary to Ensure the Safe and Responsible Manufacture and Sale of Industrial Hemp Extracts and Other Substances Containing Tetrahydrocannabinol that are Intended for Human Consumption in the Commonwealth
As required by the 15th enactment of Item 4-14 of the 2022 Appropriation Act, the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, in conjunction with the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and Secretary of Health and Human Resources, established a task force to analyze and make recommendations regarding whether any statutory or regulatory modifications are necessary to ensure the safe and responsible manufacture and sale of industrial hemp extracts and other substances containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that are intended for human consumption, orally or by inhalation, in the Commonwealth.
The task force was required to focus on the current and recommended statutory and regulatory framework for the various isomers, salts, and salts of isomers of THC and to include representatives from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Forensic Science, the Cannabis Control Authority, and other stakeholders as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry. The task force consisted of the following members:
- Matthew J. Lohr, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry (ex-officio member)
The Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry is required to report the findings and recommendations of the task force to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and the House Committee on General Laws by November 15, 2022.