Friday, December 21, 2018

Hemp Is Officially Going Legal Nationwide

Trump signed a new farm bill into law that will legalize hemp, a non-intoxicating form of cannabis, in all 50 states

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman and Nick Wing

President Donald Trump signed the 2018 farm bill into law Thursday, which will officially make industrial hemp legal across all 50 states.

The farm bill, which Congress passed with bipartisan votes last week, includes a section removing hemp ― a term typically used to describe non-intoxicating forms of cannabis ― from the Controlled Substances Act. It allows for the commercial cultivation, research and development of hemp.

The legislation will officially go into effect in January.  Read more >>