When the Farm Bill of 2018 passed into law, the Controlled Substances Act excluded hemp from the list of controlled substances. It goes without saying, this seemingly simple reform created a whole new market, with the hemp industry increasing in all corners of the country. Now considered as a commercial agricultural crop, the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act has made hemp lawful all across the country. However, when it comes to the nature of hemp rules, multiple states have some variants, and the state of West Virginia is no different. In order to help establish a regulated hemp industry and recognize hemp as a legal agricultural commodity, the West Virginia Industrial Hemp Development Act was passed into law. The Industrial Hemp Production Act, however, continued to maintain very strict control over medical marijuana growth. The Development Act was updated after the 2018 Farm Bill passed. What is the legal status of hemp flower in West Virginia? Can you legally buy and sell hemp smokeableS in this state? Let’s explore the most relevant aspects of West Virginia’s hemp laws.