A DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) report awarded this week suggests that the 2018 hemp legalization is creating issues for police officers. The agency continues to say in the report that hemp ventures are being used as protection by illicit cannabis operators.
DEA, which was warned that hemp can be a cover for criminals, mentioned in its yearly National Drug Threat Assessment report that the issue is chronic in regions where cannabis cultivation is legal.
The report aimed at industrial hemp disclosed in scarce notes that investigations in certain states where cannabis production is authorized under federal law have shown hemp business and cultivation operations that are run and owned by Drug Trafficking Organizations members illegally trafficking and producing cannabis
DEA pointed out that some unauthorized operators carry cannabis across state borders protected by hemp permits. The report also states that large grows of hemp are at times used in hiding cannabis plants that are inter-grown with hemp crops.
DEA’s recent complaint arises after the USDA issued industrial hemp rules at the beginning of 2021. The Drugs agency also critiqued additional legislative initiatives focused on hemp decriminalization, such as those from FDA and USDA that are aimed at advancing rulemaking.
Those measures entail an existing draft reform that would increase the allowable THC threshold in industrial hemp to 1.0 percent from the present 0.3 percent. The Hemp Economic Mobilization Plan 2020 Act (Hemp Act) was proposed by the United States Senator Paul Raund during late 2020. Since then, it has acquired NASDA’s endorsement.
America’s Drug enforcement agency has been an uninvited and constant guest to hemp’s rulemaking, persistently and aggressively affirming itself in the sector to propose more restrictions irrespective of the U.S 2018 Farm Bill’s hemp removal from the Controlled Substances Act, CSA.