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USDA announces long-delayed hemp rules, calling for total THC testing


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a nationwide proposal for growing hemp and testing its THC content, a move that comes more than 10 months after the U.S. Congress legalized hemp and ordered the USDA to regulate it. The draft rules are important for marijuana companies interested in pivoting into a crop that is now legal under federal law. MJ businesses have been eyeing hemp - a cousin of marijuana - as a way to diversify their revenue streams. They include provisions for the ...

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