Hemp Industry Daily reports…
Farmers experimenting with hemp production in the U.S. may not want to hold out hope that legal THC limits in looming national hemp rules are going to change to make it easier to grow the plant legally.
A lawyer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mai Dinh, said 2020 is a “test drive” on the new national rules taking effect Nov. 1.
She explained the USDA hemp rules to the American Herbal Products Association last week and gave no indication the deadline will be extended, as many farmers and politicians have requested.
Farmers have “a little bit of leeway” in the THC limits for their crops – but must understand that most hot hemp is illegal marijuana and won’t be allowed into commerce, she said.
Dinh made clear that hemp is legal only if it contains no more than 0.3% THC, accounting for a lab’s margin of error.