A day before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its final rule on hemp, Kentucky Senator Adrienne Southworth introduced legislation in the state to increase the allowable amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in hemp to 1%.

BILL

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2021 – 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-13 – to Committee on Committees (S)
Pending: Senate Committee on Committees Committee

Summary

Amend KRS 260.862 to authorize the Department of Agriculture to prescribe procedures for the testing of hemp; provide procedures to include an appeals process; provide options for remediation or recycling hemp when hemp or hemp products exceed the delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration threshold.