Rand Paul introduces bill to boost hemp THC limits

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul introduced a bill on Tuesday that could raise the THC limits on industrial hemp in the U.S. from 0.3 per cent to one per cent. In a statement , Paul said conversations with Kentucky hemp farmers and processors informed the Hemp Economic Mobilization Plan (HEMP) Act  of 2020 . Currently, any hemp crops that test above 0.3 per cent must be destroyed. Is hemp the future of cannabis packaging? The Future of Cannabis: The Hype Over Hemp New York police left red-faced after 106 pounds of seized cannabis turns out to be legal hemp Historically, Kentucky has been the U.S.’s leading hemp producer, though production was mostly banned for nearly 45 years following federal policies introduced in 1970. The Agriculture Improvement Act  of 2018 , also known as the farm bill, removed hemp and cannabis derivatives with extremely low concentrations of THC ( no more than 0.3 per cent ) from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), clearing the way for large-scale production. However, farmers have argued that the 0.3 limit on THC is too low and inhibits the growth of the sector. The bill would also change testing requirements and allow the final iteration of products to be tested for THC limits, rather than the crop. Additionally, if passed, the bill would also introduce a “seed certificate” for the safe transportation of the crop. Authorities across the U.S have repeatedly seized hemp shipments after mistaking the crop for cannabis . For years, I’ve led the fight in Washington to restore one of Kentucky’s most historically vital crops by legalizing industrial hemp. I am proud the bill has strong support…Read more here: https://t.co/tBuIIQaRza pic.twitter.com/zjG9LnBcdL— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 15, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The bill is meant to help the growing industry “reach…

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