Written by Kyle Jaeger for Herbally.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reportedly revoking hemp licenses for farmers who are simultaneously growing cannabis under state-approved programs, underscoring yet another policy conflict stemming from the ongoing federal prohibition of some forms of the cannabis plant.
After hemp was federally legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, states quickly got to work developing rules to allow farmers to enter the market, while others opted for USDA’s generic plan. Farmers in states operating under that latter category say they’ve faced threats to abandon any plans to cultivate both hemp and cannabis.