Hemp Suppliers at Odds With Hazy Regulations
The Wall Street Journal
Farmers cheered when hemp was legalized nationally for the first time in decades. But more than a year later, differing state regulations and law enforcement’s unfamiliarity with the plant are complicating efforts to capitalize on the crop.
Cultivation of the plant—used to make industrial fiber and the alternative health remedy and food additive cannabidiol, or CBD—has expanded in recent years and was permitted across the U.S. as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in October then set out rules for the licensing and monitoring of hemp.