Hemp Farming Act of 2018 Introduced in U.S. Senate

Hemp Farming Act of 2018 Introduced in U.S. Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was joined by two of his colleagues from across the aisle to introduce the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 on Thursday, April 12. Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Jeff Merkley, both Democrats from Oregon, are co-sponsors of the legislation. Rep. James Comer, another Republican from Kentucky, plans to introduce a companion measure in the House of Representatives. If passed, the bill would clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of federally controlled substances. The act allows the individual states to regulate hemp farming as they see fit. It also would de-schedule derivates of the hemp plant, so long as they remained below the legal THC threshold of 0.3 percent.

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