Legal Considerations

Even though hemp has less than 0.3 percent of psychoactive THC, cultivating it and extracting CBD from it was strictly prohibited by the Federal Government. To grow hemp legally in a US state or Canada, you must still contact city, county and local zoning agencies and officials regarding any regulations, codes and conveyances with which you may need to comply. Also, you must make sure that your hemp has less than 0.3 percent of THC, as this is the basic prerequisite for staying compliant.

Our good friends in Mexico and Colombia have set the legal limit at 1% THC and the leadership of the American Farm Bureau Association (AFBF) is pushing for this as well.  Here’s a snippet from their request to the government but you can find the complete article here.

One of the largest farm organizations in the USA has called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to raise the allowable level of THC for industrial hemp from 0.3% to a full 1 percent.

Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) national convention last week voted in favor of the policy proposal, which also would lengthen by threefold the time allowed to harvest fields after THC tests are complete.

Also note that you may need to apply for a permit and register with your state as an industrial hemp grower. To find out if you need to register with your state and get a permit before growing check with your state’s Department of Agriculture.

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