Growers Hope Standards Bring Order to Hemp Industry ‘Mess’

Growers Hope Standards Bring Order to Hemp Industry
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June 14, 2019

A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century.

But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp seed doesn’t yet have a universal name or an agreed-upon quantity.

That’s one example of the startling lack of uniformity — and accountability — in an industry that’s sprung up almost overnight since the U.S. late last year removed hemp from the controlled substances list.

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