CBD & Hemp

“In the U.S., we do everything with hemp -- we eat it, we wear it -- yet we haven’t been able to grow it. So we import approximately $60 million worth of hemp from overseas."

Thursday was a big day for the still very young hemp industry in Oklahoma. It was the harvest of the first industrial hemp crop in the state since World War II.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is guaranteeing that the 2018 Farm Bill will include his industrial hemp legalization provision after the Senate and House reach a compromise -- ideally by the end of the year.

What challenges are to come as the Great White North goes green and the U.S. Hemp Farming Act of 2018 allows its hemp farmers to compete?

Congress could substantially help the industry by legalizing it nationwide, an idea approved in the GOP-led U.S. Senate this year, but one that hasn’t made it to the president’s desk.

Farmers have been able to grow hemp in Minnesota only for three years, and only with restrictions. As the rules change, farmers and consumers are in a kind of limbo, waiting for lawmakers to decide what is legal and what is not.

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