Uno dei principali traguardi raggiunti nel 2018 dal movimento di riforma del diritto di cannabis era il federale legalizzazione della canapa. Non importa quale sia la vostra posizione sulla legalizzazione della marijuana, non c'è mai stato alcun motivo reale per la canapa ad essere illegale, diverso da quello che appare come la marijuana. Ogni singolo “svantaggio” qualcuno che sostiene proibizione della cannabis sarà il nome nel denigrare la marijuana non si applica alla canapa. Non ti porterà alto in modo non v'è alcun motivo per fumarla. Non andrai dalla canapa fumare al fumo fibre più illeciti, come il cotone o poliestere.
Si ottiene l'idea.
So the fact that industrial hemp was illegal to grow in the United States for several decades is something historians will have a hard time explaining to future generations other than the “it looks like marijuana so we imported it from other countries to make clothes, paper, food, etc.” line.
Even though the historical wrong of hemp prohibition has been righted – at least for the most part – some states still lag behind when it comes to updating their hemp laws. But now, an industry that has been held down for so many years can finally be unleashed.
“The federal legalization of hemp at the end of 2018 was a succession step in response to the Sec. 7606, known as the ‘Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research Act’ of the 2014 Bill Farm,” The Executive Director of the Hemp Industries Association, Colleen Keahey Lanier, told La marijuana tempi. “This progress came after a decade of work led by the organization Vote Hemp starting with the first iteration of the ‘Industrial Hemp Farming Act’ introduced by former U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) in 2005.”
While things were moving on the federal level, activists and lawmakers in some states did what they could to force progress as well. “Since 2014, I would say, Colorado, Kentucky, and Oregon led the state leadership necessary to build the spear leading to the break-through for hemp,” Colleen told us. “Currently, gli Stati Uniti. Hemp Roundtable (USHRT), which launched in Lexington, Kentucky in 2017, is the country’s leading advocacy organization representing hemp farmers and stakeholders. The Hemp Industries Association joined as a non-profit member in 2017, and today serves on the Board of Directors. The USHRT has been actively engaged in Washington, DC and has been coordinating with principal Congressional offices, including Senate Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, to see this significant victory of hemp to success.”
Now the growth the hemp industry has seen in the last few years is poised to accelerate even further, although more work needs to be done. Since “the federal government will no longer take the position that hemp farming is under the purview of the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration”, regulatory responsibility shifts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “The USDA is tasked with recommending regulations for state hemp programs and also recognizing that hemp is an agricultural commodity,” Colleen said. “However, it’s critical that people note that the 2018 Farm Bill does not dictate new law to the states to replace any existing state laws concerning controlled substances, hemp farming or hemp-derivative cannabinoid products. Despite the lack of comprehensive state-by-state laws and not knowing when the USDA will issue its official state regulatory plan, there is already a huge demand for hemp products nationwide.”
It’s not often that a new industry – especially one with an already-established customer base – emerges in the marketplace. It’s a new day for the world of hemp and many are ready to get started in an industry that is about to explode.