WBA Industrial Hemp in Wisconsin: What do Bankers Need to Know?

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Wisconsin growers will be able to grow and process industrial hemp under 2017 Wisconsin Act 100, a law recently passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. The law directs the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to write an emergency administrative rule that will spell out the details of the program, including requirements for growers.

The law allows only industrial hemp of the species Cannabis sativa, with THC concentration of 0.3 percent or lower. This is a pilot program to study growth, cultivation and marketing of industrial hemp.  Participants will be required to obtain a license from DATCP to grow hemp, and to pass a background check before receiving a license. 

DATCP will complete the emergency rule by March 2, 2018. This rule will remain in effect until July 2020, or until the permanent administrative rule is completed. There will be public hearings and other opportunities for public comment on the permanent rule.

Webinar was recorded on March 21st, 2018 at 10:00 am CST and end at 12:00 pm CST. 


  • What is industrial hemp, and why is it important to Wisconsin?
  • Background on the new law and rule
  • Experience of Colorado banks regarding the differences between state and federal law


  • David Crass, Michael Best & FriedrichLLP
  • Zane Gilmer, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • Brian Kuhn, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
  • Michael Queensland, Wisconsin Legislative Council
  • Rob Richard, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation

Originally recorded on May 21, 2018.

Recorded webinar link is available until May 21, 2019.

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