在一个实现重大里程碑 2018 由大麻法改革运动是联邦 legalization of hemp. No matter what your position on the legalization of marijuana, there has never been any real reason for hemp to be illegal, other than it looks like marijuana. Every single “drawback” someone who supports cannabis prohibition will name in denigrating marijuana does not apply to hemp. It won’t get you high so there is no reason to smoke it. You won’t go from smoking hemp to smoking more illicit fibers, like cotton or polyester.
You get the idea.
因此，事实上，工业大麻是非法的，在美国增长了几十年的东西历史学家将有一个很难解释比“它看起来像大麻等后代，所以我们的进口也从其他国家做衣服, 纸, 餐饮, 等”行.
尽管大麻禁令的历史错误已经被纠正 - 至少在大多数情况 - 一些国家仍然落后，当谈到更新他们的大麻法律. 但现在, 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 Farm Bill,” The Executive Director of the Hemp Industries Association, Colleen Keahey Lanier, told 大麻时报. “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, 美国. 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.”
这不是经常，一个新的行业 - 尤其是与已经建立的客户群 - 在市场上出现. 这是大麻的世界新的一天，许多准备好了在一个行业即将爆炸开始.