Hemp cultivation has been illegal in the United States since 1937. In 2014, President Obama signed the Agricultural Act.
Section 7606 legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp for purposes of research and tasked states departments of agriculture with creating a framework for farmers and institutions of higher education.
In 2016 the federal government passed the Appropriations Act. Section 763 prohibits any of the funds being distributed by this act to interfere with individuals in the hemp industry so long as the hemp is grown in accordance with the section 7606 of the Agricultural Act.
It also prohibits interference with the processing, sale, and transportation of said hemp within or outside of the state in which the hemp is grown so long that it is grown in accordance with section 7606 of the agricultural act.
Below we have included links to the above referenced bills. Please do not be scared by companies that import their hemp. Read the laws for yourself and know your rights. Federal Law supersedes State Law per the supremacy clause in the constitution.
|Farm Bill 2014 Section 7606||http://www.votehemp.com|
|Appropriations Act 2016 Section 763||https://www.votehemp.com|