U.S. Government on Verge of Legalizing Hemp Research, Legislative Outreach Becomes Vital

Last month the U.S. House of Representatives approved a national farms bill which included a historic hemp amendment; an amendment which would end the federal government’s prohibition on hemp research.Industrial_Hemp

Although this isn’t what hemp legalization advocates would prefer, it’s still a huge step forward to have Congress admit that, at the very least, hemp is an issue worth studying. Given that numerous states – such as Kentucky and Vermont just this year – have legalized hemp on the state level, this new law would allow researchers in these states, such as university professors, to study the crop legally without obtaining DEA permission, which is required under current law.

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