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PAST BILLS IN The Hemp Advancement Act Needs Your Advocacy!

The Hemp Advancement Act Needs Your Advocacy!

PASSED November 19, 2022

The Hemp Advancement Act of 2021 protects producers of “in-process” hemp and hemp extracts, and repeals the policy that prevents persons with prior drug felony convictions from obtaining a hemp license.


Under the current regulatory regime established by the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp growers and processors struggle to navigate onerous THC testing and transportation requirements along with a discriminatory policy precluding persons with prior drug-related felonies from participating in the market. The simple, straightforward amendments to the 2018 Farm Bill provisions outlined within The Hemp Advancement Act of 2021 would help eliminate some of the overbearing regulatory risks for hemp producers and accomplish the goal of creating new opportunities for advancing the hemp industry. 


If passed, The Hemp Advancement Act of 2021 would — 


(1) Raise the legal THC threshold for “in-process” hemp and hemp extracts from 0.3% to 1.0%

(2) Provide protections for processing and transportation of “hot” hemp (hemp material that tests above the legal THC threshold)

(3) Remove the DEA registered lab requirement for testing

(4) Repeal the controversial drug felon ban which prevents any persons with a felony drug-related conviction from obtaining a hemp license


Help US pass The Hemp Advancement Act of 2021! 


Please use our Federal Action Center TODAY to contact your U.S. Representatives and ask them to become a cosponsor of The Hemp Advancement Act of 2021. It’s as easy as typing in your name, email and zip code, and personalizing our draft message to share your story. 


Together we can help advance the U.S. hemp industry. 


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