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That Line Separating Hemp & Marijuana

Today, President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill, thereby removing hemp from the Controlled Substances List and making it clear that the federal government considers industrial hemp to be a legal substance. But only one criteria determines what makes a plant hemp and not its still-illegal cousin marijuana: whether or not the plant has less than 0.3 percent THC.

Today, there is a growing consensus among hemp advocates that the 0.3 percent limit for THC content is holding back the industry and isn’t based on hard science. And the person credited with arriving at this limit himself agrees.

Read more From The Arbitrary Legal Line That Separates Hemp & Marijuana by Bill Weinberg

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Written by Dominique


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