THE SIGNING OF THE 2018 FARM BILL - ONLY FIVE SHORT MONTHS AGO

 

Today we are nearly five full months into the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill and this first piece of federal legislation which legalized hemp and removed its Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) Schedule I controlled substance designation. 

While the 2014 Farm Bill permitted research on industrial hemp under narrow circumstances, the new bill significantly broadens these allowances and legalizes hemp cultivation in accordance with certain regulations. 

The 2018 Farm Bill also amends the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 by declassifying hemp as a Schedule I controlled substance - and shifting its supervision from the DEA to the United States Department of Agriculture.

Progress!

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