What Does 1% Mean to You?
What does 1% THC mean to you?
0.3% THC doesn’t work on the farm – so why is our industry still stifled by this arbitrary threshold? Hemp was federally legalized in 2018, but under an unrealistic 0.3% THC definition of hemp. This is problematic for a number of reasons that we’re seeing play out to the detriment of hard-working hemp farmers across the nation. ARBITRARY, OUT-DATED DEFINITION:
This distinction between hemp vs psychoactive cannabis was derived in 1976 by the Canadian scientist Ernest Small. Aside from being a decades-old postulate, this ignores the scientific progress made on cannabis as well as the positive on-farm and market development resulting from the 2014 Farm Bill pilot programs. Dr. Small himself recently updated his opinion in light of the CBD industry and supports a change to a 1% definition of hemp.
WE NEED CONGRESS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF HEMP TO 1%, to enable:
Farmers to grow their crop without fear of legal risk, destruction, and loss of investment
Research and development of cannabinoids to advance within the United States so our domestic industry can compete internationally
Our domestic hemp industry to continue to grow, create jobs, and make progress in natural wellness, sustainable materials, nutrition, and energy
The 1%THC Issue Has the Senate's Attention!
BREAKING NEWS: Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) just reintroduced the Hemp Economic Mobilization Plan (HEMP) Act of 2021. The bill contains a change from 0.3% to a 1% THC legal definition of hemp. Read more about Sen. Paul's proposal here.
Your Voice is Needed Now!
Let's use the momentum of Senator Paul's HEMP Act reintroduction to get the change we all need!