Even though the 2018 Farm Bill legalised hemp, making it a regular agricultural commodity, Hemp Politics continue in the U.S. Last month, the USDA released information regarding temporary federal hemp regulations.
The new rules stipulate that any hemp being grown must be tested for its THC levels. The allowed limit is 0.3 percent and anything over that will be deemed marijuana and, therefore, must be destroyed.
This low percentage can be a challenging target for farmers, making it a high risk crop. Wisconsin hemp farmers Sarah Kelley and Jamie Degenhardt had a crop that tested 0.4 percent THC, resulting in a significant financial loss.
Some suggest that 1 percent would be a more realistic THC limit.
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