The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, under 6 V.S.A. §566, must adopt rules establishing how the Agency will conduct research within its hemp program and the requirements for the registration of processors of hemp and hemp-infused products. The Agency will use this webpage as a clearinghouse for information, including documents filed in the rulemaking process, and updates about the Agency's progress.
The Administrative Procedures Act (APA), found in Title 3, chapter 25 of Vermth, 2019ont Statutes outlines the process the Agency must follow to adopt rules. The Act sets forth the requirements for filing proposed rules by state agencies and creates a process that maximizes the involvement of the public in the development of rules. Rules adopted under this process have the force and effect of law. You can find more information about the APA and the Secretary of State's role at the Secretary of State's webpage.