Hemp Farmers Press for New Standards Allowing More Potent Crops – Bloomberg Law


Hemp Farmers Press for New Standards Allowing More Potent Crops - Bloomberg Law

Hemp farmers, seeking to expand sales and avoid destroying their crops, are pressing Congress to consider easing restrictions on tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in their harvests.

“This is uncharted territory—a brand-new industry,” Scott Bennett, congressional relations director for the American Farm Bureau Federation, said in a telephone interview Thursday a day after the group’s delegates wrapped up a convention in Austin, Texas. “We want to be in the room and find what could work for an industry that really has no modern history of production in the United States at all.”

The current level of THC in hemp plants allowed under…

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