Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer Calls For Extended Hemp Regulations Comment Period

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer Calls For Extended Hemp Regulations Comment Period

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend the public comment period for its proposed hemp regulations, citing concerns about certain prohibitive rules. During a Wednesday trip to Miller Organics, a hemp farm in New York, Schumer discussed the industry’s economic potential since the crop and its derivatives were federally legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA released draft regulations for hemp last month, but while stakeholders consider that a step in the right direction, many have said the proposals are too restrictive. “There are all kinds of issues, and some people believe the [THC] level they set is way too low, because it’s way below the harmful level,” Schumer said, according to The Daily News. “You put all that together and they need to look at these rules and re-examine them.” “This has tremendous, tremendous potential, and all the excitement about growing and processing hemp, and creating lots of jobs, could go away if these rules are done in too narrow and restrictive a way,” he said. Schumer touched on issues that numerous stakeholders have already raised in the comment period, which is currently scheduled to end on December 31. “Until recently,…

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