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Is the DEA Threatening Industrial Hemp?

Decide for yourself.  Is the DEA threatening industrial hemp production?

The agency also included what it called a statement of principles on hemp, another cannabis plant that’s legal in Oregon but remains illegal federally. The eight-page document intends to lay out the agency’s position on the plant, but it has people associated with the burgeoning hemp industry searching for answers. The statement reiterated that the agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture still consider hemp and most products that derive from hemp to be illegal despite at least 28 states across the country passing laws to legalize the plant . . . The agency was also surprised when nearly all licensed farmers said they were interested in growing the plant for a substance that some people believe has curative qualities strong enough to treat seizures and symptoms from or even cure cancer.

The DEA statement appears to put in question whether it believes farmers can sell that substance, cannabidiol or CBD.

“The term ‘industrial hemp’ includes the plant … and any part or derivative of such plant, including seeds of such plant, whether growing or not, that is used exclusively for industrial purposes (fiber and seed),” the agency wrote.

There’s a lot more to this story at the original post HERE.

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Author: DavidB

a heathen, but hopefully not an unenlightened one

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