On December 12, the United States Congress voted to pass the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill. In addition to other agricultural policies, the bill confirms the legalization of hemp — the term for cannabis containing less than 0.3% THC — and provisions for its cultivation, sale and transport.
Many farmers and companies were excited by the passage of the Farm Bill, because it will change the hemp industry significantly.
One of the most important aspects of the Farm Bill is the normalization of hemp and treating it similarly to other agricultural crops. As an extension of this effort to normalize hemp, the Farm Bill includes a provision that allows farmers to take out insurance against any unexpected crop losses incurred during a normal production cycle, such as loss due to fires or droughts.
Since the legislation passed at a federal level, hemp and hemp products will also be allowed to move across state borders.
However, this poses several questions about transporting hemp.
At Freight Logistics, we are committed to helping you navigate this new landscape and answer your questions. We know there’s a lot of information out there, and we want to help ensure you’re receiving the facts so you can make a safe, informed decision.
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