Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports on hemp

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has been producing reports on hemp for members of Congress since at least 2005. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. CRS is well-known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Below are reports by the CRS on hemp and related issues including historical versions.

CURRENT CRS HEMP REPORTS
Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity – Report code: RL32725
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
June 22, 2018

Potential Use of Industrial Hemp in Cannabidiol Products – Report code: IF10391
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
April 18, 2016

Defining “Industrial Hemp”: A Fact Sheet
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
March 6, 2017

CRS Memorandum: Joint DEA/USDA/FDA “Statement of Principles on Industrial Hemp”
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
September 23, 2016

CRS Memorandum: Potential U.S. Market Effects of Removing Restrictions on Growing Industrial Hemp
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
March 4, 2013 (PDF file 463k)

HISTORICAL CRS HEMP REPORTS
Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
March 10, 2017

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
February 14, 2014 (PDF file 512k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
July 24, 2013 (PDF file 451k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
June 25, 2013 (PDF file 455k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
March 21, 2013 (PDF file 442k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
December 18, 2012 (PDF file 483k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
January 19, 2012 (PDF file 392k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
December 22, 2010 (PDF file 304k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
by Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service
March 23, 2007 (PDF file 148k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
by Jean M. Rawson, Congressional Research Service
March 23, 2007 (PDF file 100k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
by Jean M. Rawson, Congressional Research Service
July 8, 2005 (PDF file 57k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
by Jean M. Rawson, Congressional Research Service
January 5, 2005 (PDF file 55k)