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State ag departments back 1.0% THC

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The U.S. National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has supported amending U.S. law to raise the allowable limit for THC in industrial hemp to a full 1.0% from the current barrier of 0.3%. The Association adopted a statement in support of the law change Feb. 25, 2021. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul proposed the amendment, the Hemp Economic Mobilization Plan Act of 2020 (HEMP Act) late last year. Hemp stakeholders have long complained that the 0.3% THC level is too low, causing problems with “hot” or over-the-limit crops that in most cases must be destroyed. NASDA represents state departments of agriculture in the development, implementation, and communication of policies and programs that support American farmers, and protect consumers and the environment.

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