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PAST BILLS IN The Hemp Advancement Act Needs Your Advocacy!

The Hemp Advancement Act Needs Your Advocacy!

PASSED February 15, 2023

Tell your members of Congress to support landmark legislation to help address unresolved complications imposed by the 2018 Farm Bill hemp provisions! 


Under the current regulatory regime established by the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp growers and processors often struggle to navigate THC testing and transportation requirements. Meanwhile, consumers are often confused by products being marketed as hemp which are more appropriately sold in adult-use cannabis channels. 


The simple, straightforward provisions within The Hemp Advancement Act of 2022 would help make it easier and more profitable for U.S. farmers to grow hemp, while ensuring that consumers of hemp are protected against unsafe products. Further, aspiring hemp farmers who have made mistakes in their past but have paid time for their transgressions are barred from growing a safe and promising crop. If passed, The Hemp Advancement Act of 2022 would — 


(1) Raise the legal THC threshold for hemp in the field and “in-process” hemp extracts from 0.3% delta-9 THC to 1.0% total THC, providing farmers with needed flexibility to avoid having to destroy fields of “hot” hemp (hemp material that tests above the legal THC threshold)


(2) Revise the legal THC threshold for consumable hemp products from 0.3 % delta-9 THC to 0.3% total THC, providing separate regulatory pathways for non-intoxicating hemp and intoxicating adult-use cannabis products


(3) Provide additional protections for the processing and transportation of “hot” hemp


(4) Remove the DEA monopoly on registering laboratories for testing hemp


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


Help US pass The Hemp Advancement Act of 2022! 


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 2022. 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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