This Is Proof We Need More University Research On Hemp (GreenEntrepreneur)

This Is Proof We Need More University Research On Hemp

Little research and data exist in the cannabis industry today. But a small group of universities has come together to change that: University of Florida, Cornell University, North Carolina State University, and Delaware State University. 

Universities are searching for the best growing and extraction practices for maintaining allowed THC levels while producing CBD rich hemp plants that may result in medical cures.

These four universities are operating Hemp Pilot Programs under the state-run 2014 Farm Bill that expires on Oct. 31, when the USDA takes control on the federal level (because of the 2018 Farm Bill).

Unfortunately, the DEA’s way of asserting itself into the picture is worrisome to growers and researchers because of the severe legal ramifications it could cause.

The 2018 Farm Bill gave authority over hemp to the USDA and removed hemp and hemp seeds from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) schedule of Controlled Substances. But, the DEA isn’t walking away quietly. 

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