Largest US Farm Group Calls for Tripling the Federal Hemp THC Limit

The hemp industry is a year old, worth millions of dollars in sales, with experts predicting it will hit $20 billion by 2024. Despite this, farmers aren’t happy, and most of their complaints are centered around the rules put forward by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to regulate the sector.

The 2018 Farm Bill was instrumental for hemp, classifying industrial hemp as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol), and giving farmers the leeway to start growing it under…

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