Like Kentucky’s Senior Senator, Paul Hoists Legislative Flag For US Hemp Industry Growth
Sen. Paul’s HEMP Act would raise from 0.3% to 1% the level of THC by dry weight in hemp under the 2018 farm bill. The bill also would require testing for THC levels in final products containing cannabinoids and other hemp-derived ingredients rather than within 15 days of harvest.
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Kentucky's junior senator re-introduced legislation to raise from 0.3% to 1% the level of THC by dry weight that Congress defined as legal hemp in the 2018 farm bill.
Senate bill introduced on 19 May, unlike a House bill introduced in February, would direct FDA to allow using hemp-derived cannabinoids in food products as well as supplements. However, neither bill includes language on setting a safe daily level that some industry stakeholders argue is needed.
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