Hemp expansion in the next Farm Bill is a “guarantee,” according to the U.S. Senate’s majority leader. Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell said he’s not... McConnell issues Farm Bill ‘guarantee’ that hemp will make final version

Hemp expansion in the next Farm Bill is a “guarantee,” according to the U.S. Senate’s majority leader.

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell said he’s not sure when Congress will finalize a Farm Bill to get to the president’s desk, but he’s certain hemp will be part of that compromise.

“It will be in there, I guarantee you that,” McConnell told reporters in his home state of Kentucky.

McConnell has championed the idea of removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and clearing the way for nationwide CBD production.

The 2014 Farm Bill, which authorized hemp production under state research programs, expired at the end of September. But many provisions remain in place until Congress passes an updated version.

“I don’t want to overstate this,” McConnell said. “I don’t know whether it’s going to be the next tobacco or not, but I do think (hemp) has a lot of potential.”

– Associated Press

Subscribe to our Newsletter

MJ Shareholders avatar

MJ Shareholders

MJShareholders.com is the largest dedicated financial network and leading corporate communications firm serving the legal cannabis industry. Our network aims to connect public marijuana companies with these focused cannabis audiences across the US and Canada that are critical for growth: Short and long term cannabis investors Active funding sources Mainstream media Business leaders Cannabis consumers

No comments so far.

Be first to leave comment below.




( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )