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Hemp and Transportation

The inclusion of hemp in the 2018 farm bill has many people trying to figure out what the market will be for this new agricultural product. Many proponents of the plant have been pushing its ability to stimulate our agriculture market. The plant has been used for thousands of years by mankind as food, fuel, and a fiber. Due to it being a cousin to marijuana, it has been illegal since the 1930s since it can contain a minimal amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), usually less than .03%. With its addition to the 2018 Farm Bill, there is a huge interest in mass cultivation. The issue is that though it has been legalized for production, many states still consider it illegal and the transportation laws and rules have not been developed or implemented.

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