Largest U.S. Farm Group Supports Higher THC Limit for Industrial Hemp

Largest U.S. Farm Group Supports Higher THC Limit for Industrial Hemp
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January 22, 2020

The government should triple the level of THC permitted in industrial hemp and give farmers three times as long to harvest a field after it is tested, said national convention delegates in voting on American Farm Bureau Federation policy on Tuesday.

Both provisions are sore points with growers, who say USDA regulations, setting a 0.3 THC limit and allowing 15 days to harvest after samples are collected for testing, are so stringent that many farmers will fail them.

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