For US Hemp Market, Sen. Paul Remains Mobile
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.
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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.