U.S. Congress Passes the Farm Bill and Removes Restrictions on Hemp

On December 12, 2018, the House passed H.R. 2, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (“the Farm Bill”). The vote follows the Senate’s passage of the bill on December 11, 2018. If President Trump signs the bill, it would change the regulatory status of hemp and hemp products. Summary of the Hemp Provisions of the Farm Bill Subtitle G of the Farm Bill amends the Agricultural Marketing Act (“the Act”) by adding several hemp-related provisions. Under new section 297A of the Act, “hemp” would be defined to mean “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including [...]