Many people believe that the only drawback of hemp products is their incredibly low THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) limit. This said drawback may not be so much of a burden in the near future as Sen. Rand Paul is reintroducing the HEMP Act to congress in hopes to raise the federal hemp THC limit to 1%, up from 0.3% that it’s at currently.
Sen. Rand Paul (K.Y.) is making waves throughout the hemp industry for reintroducing the Hemp Economic Mobilization Plan (HEMP) Act of 2021, which would increase the Delta-9 THC limit to 1%. The HEMP Act also includes greater transparency and further clarity for farmers, along with addressing many of the concerns they have. An interesting addition that is equally matching in excitement is that the new proposal by Paul would allow farmers to test their final product to determine THC levels, rather than testing the hemp flower itself. To add to the proposal, it requires that any hemp product that is being transported should include a copy of the producer’s hemp license, along with a laboratory certificate that certifies that the product contains no more than 1% THC, which would ultimately prevent future seizures by law enforcement during transport.
This reintroduction or amendment of the definition of “hemp” is an amazing step in the right direction. There have been several studies of how beneficial CBD (hemp product) is when it is paired with THC. Raising the THC limit in hemp to 1% could definitely make a noticeable difference for those that could use the pairing, as the current 0.3% THC limit just isn’t enough.
What do you think about this potential change to the HEMP Act? Do you feel that it should be raised or should it be left alone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.