The story of hemp is as much as a legal history as it is a story about cultivation. Hemp has been in the news frequently of late, especially since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which included The Hemp Farming Act of 2018. As one can imagine, legal issues abound when discussing the laws and regulations governing cannabis cultivation and marketing in the United States. Now that hemp surpasses a new legal milestone, much work is left to be done to truly commercialize this historic crop to 21st century farming. Despite these many challenges that remain before us, Kentucky continues to lead the way with hemp.
"Hemp: Connecting Kentucky’s Past with its Future,"
Journal of Agricultural Hemp Research: Vol. 1:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.murraystate.edu/jahr/vol1/iss1/4