The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and opened the door for interstate hemp transportation.
Now hemp manufacturers are mobilizing to establish supply chains to move their crop.
“No State or Indian shall prohibit the transportation or shipment of hemp or hemp products produced,” said section 10114, the Interstate Commerce provision of the Agriculture Improvement Act.
According to Erica Stark, executive director of the National Hemp Association, the government shutdown delayed U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for transporting hemp.
She also said that regulations are still being designed by the numerous federal agencies which will manage the hemp supply chain.