Cannabis Rules & Regs: Hemp Hearing Slated For Next Week, South Dakota's Medical Cannabis Market, And More

House Committee To Hold Hearing On Hemp Next Week

As the 2023 farming bill is taking shape the question arises: Will the hemp industry face any major changes?

The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research's hearing on hemp issues is scheduled for next week. It seems that an upgrade on the existing hemp regulations through future large-scale agriculture legislation would be considered, reported Moment.

The hearing, titled “An Examination of the USDA Hemp Production Program,” will take place on Thursday.

House Agriculture Chairman David Scott said in February that the 2023 farm bill should address the barriers facing small businesses and Black entrepreneurs when trying to start legal cannabis companies under state law.

“Here we are, the fastest growing agricultural product, between hemp and cannabis,” Scott said. “We're also going into our farm bill. We've got to address this issue. We can no longer hide it.”

Medical Cannabis Market In South Dakota To Launch Next Week

South Dakota was the first state in the country to simultaneously legalize medical and recreational during the 2020 elections.

Some 20 months after, the state’s medical market will …

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