A reintroduced reform at the American Senate would move hemp sampling from the flower to finished commodities.
The bill’s summary from its author’s office Kentucky’s Senator Rand Paul, noted that since hemp plants’ THC content depends on uncontrollable environmental factors, hemp processors are well-positioned to regulate their products’ final THC level.
Based on the summary, this move provides a statutory solution to this issue and eases the weight on growers.
This week, Paul re-submitted his HEMP (Hemp Economic Mobilization Plan) ACT. The HEMP Act was initially proposed towards the end of the last legislative session of the American Congress but failed to garner any vote.
When relaunching the reform, Paul said that more work needs to be done to prevent the state administration from burdening growers with irrelevant bureaucratic micromanaging.
Paul’s proposed legislation would significantly also affect America’s hemp sector by raising acceptable THC levels in commercial hemp from 0.3% to 1.0%.
The HEMP ACT relaunch arrives after USDA( United States Department of Agriculture) regulations were enacted on 22nd March. Those regulations set a limit for negligent THC infringements at 1.0 percent THC, implying that hemp producers whose plants go beyond the state 0.3% cap but don’t surpass the 1.0% won’t be regarded as a law violation. But growers have to destroy those plants.
Those USDA regulations also entail licensing requirements, hemp fields’ record-keeping,non-compliant crop disposal, procedures for tackling violations, and so on. According to those rules, THC measuring has to be carried out at America’s DEA( Drug Enforcement Administration) licensed labs from 31st Dec 2022.
Paul’s bill would reduce enforcement and possibly encourage research studies into hemp varieties that show THC content between 0.3% and 1.0%. Higher THC content would also boost the CBD landscape.
Additionally, The Hemp Act expands the requirements valid for folks conveying hemp shipments, and other changes.