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Rapid Fire Updates - October 2019

Information on Sale of Hemp-Derived Products

Hemp is a variety of cannabis but without the levels of THC found in marijuana. Hemp is regulated by the Department of Agricultural Resources, while the Cannabis Control Commission regulates marijuana. DAR has published answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding which hemp-derived products may be sold wholesale in the Commonwealth and which cannot.

Coming Soon: More Off-Premises Licenses Can be Held by Any Person or Combination of Persons

Currently, a person or combination of persons may hold up to seven off-premises (§15) alcohol licenses statewide. Starting January 1, 2020, that number will increase to nine. NOTE: this does not affect the cap on the number of licenses a municipality can issue. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has issued an Advisory explaining how the increase works.


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