CBD will finally become legal to grow in the United States after a bill was approved by the U.S. Senate today. The bipartisan legislation known as the Farm Bill passed by a vote of 86-11.
Senator McConnell stated “I have heard from many Kentucky farmers who agree it’s time to remove the federal hurdles and give our state the opportunity to seize its full potential and once again become the national leader for hemp production. That is why I strongly advocated for this measure to be included in the Farm Bill.” after the bill passed the Senate.
The bill contains provisions to legalize the cultivation, processing and the sale of hemp.
McConnell, Senator Ron Wyden, Rand Paul, and Jeff Merkley first introduced their version of the hemp legislation back in April.
The farm bill would remove hemp from the federal list of controlled substances.
Researchers will be able to apply for grants from the Agriculture Department and make crop insurance available for hemp farmers.
Not only is hemp grown for CBD but it can also be used in over 25,000 products ranging from nutrition, textiles, recycling, cars, furniture, food, drinks, agriculture, paper, construction and personal skin care.
The Farm Bill also includes a measure that will authorize $6 million in new funding for trade promotion.
The Senate will work with the House of Representatives to iron out minor differences. The final bill will be then sent to President Trump for his signature.
This is great news for the CBD Community.