Below are frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding hemp legislation in the United States.
Is it legal to grow hemp in the United States?
Congress included Section 7606 in the 2014 Farm Bill which authorized universities and state departments of agriculture to grow hemp, defined as cannabis with 0.3% THC or less, in states where it was legal. A number of states have established programs to allow hemp cultivation under license through the state department of agriculture. View the 2017 Vote Hemp Crop Report to see the states which had hemp programs last year.
The Farm Bill of 2018 removes hemp completely from the Controlled Substances Act and regulates is as an agricultural crop. For more on the impact of the 2018 Farm Bill, see our post: Hemp in the Farm Bill, what does it mean?