Who would have thought five years ago that the House and Senate agricultural committees would use a farm bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act and remove hemp from its class 5 category with the full support of the Senate majority?

Congressional agricultural committees then immediately mandated that hemp — and therefore cannabidiol, or CBD — become eligible for coverage and subsidies under the federal crop insurance program.

By signing the 2018 farm bill, President Trump has given all hemp farmers immediate access to one of the government’s most lucrative subsidy initiatives: the federal crop insurance program.

"Under new section 297A of the Act, “hemp” would be defined to mean “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.” A later section in the bill modifies the definition of “marihuana” within the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) to exclude “hemp, as defined in section 297A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946.” The same section would exclude “tetrahydrocannabinols in hemp” from control as a schedule I substance "

This was a perfect chance for the hemp grow industry to start its rise to new heights. For the team at I Love Hemp Seeds this meant an opportunity to gather seeds from the plethora of hemp seed breeders across the nation and bring them to you!