Yesterday, the USDA issued a legal opinion from the office of its general counsel on hemp cultivation and processing in the US after the 2018 Farm Bill. Of note are the following findings:
- Regardless of whether a state has instituted a hemp program, it cannot prevent the interstate transportation of hemp lawfully grown under another state’s plan or the 2014 pilot program.
- States may implement laws that are more stringent than the Farm Bill and may forbid the cultivation of hemp within the state all together.
- The removal of hemp from the list of controlled substances includes both CBD and THC derived from legal hemp products.
The full opinion can be found here.
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