We also follow agricultural hemp news as a related topic, and here, the federal news is looking very bright indeed…

[Note: from what we know this doesn’t effect the ongoing legal confusion over CBD, where the DEA has decided that “CBD hemp oil” is a Schedule I narcotic despite not containing any THC or other cannabinoids.

But soon all other hemp products – foods, clothing, ropes, fibers, cosmetics, and many hundreds of others may be able to be legally manufactured from US-grown hemp.

Also: a new Utah law has established hemp pilot projects which should be up and running soon.]

“U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is following through on a promise to use large-scale agriculture and food policy legislation as a vehicle to legalize hemp.

The GOP leader announced on Friday that he successfully inserted hemp provisions into the Farm Bill, which is expected to move through committee next week.

‘Securing the Hemp Farming Act as part of the 2018 Farm Bill has been a top priority of mine,’ McConnell said in a press release. ‘As a result of the hemp pilot program, which I secured in the 2014 Farm Bill, Kentucky’s farmers, processors, and manufacturers have begun to show the potential for this versatile crop. Today’s announcement will build upon that progress to help the Commonwealth enhance its standing at the forefront of hemp’s return to American agriculture. I look forward to continuing to work with my Senate colleagues and my partners in Kentucky – including Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles — to grow hemp’s bright future.’

The announcement comes three days after McConnell swiftly moved a resolution through the Senate acknowledging hemp’s ‘economic potential’ and ‘historical relevance.’ It was adopted without objection from any senator.

And on Wednesday, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) brought two huge baskets of non-psychoactive cannabis products onto the Senate floor to commemorate Hemp History Week.”

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