As many of you know, the USDA's Interim Final Rule (IFR) is about to go into effect on November 1st, 2020.
These rules are problematic for a variety of reasons, but the one that is most significantly hampering the American farmer's ability to grow and sell hemp is the mandate that the total THC concentration be at or below 0.3%. To be clear, the new rules are not talking about delta9 THC. They are specifically referring to total THC, or, the amount of delta9 THC added to the amount of THCa, after the latter has been adjusted for decarboxylation.
It is, of course, extremely difficult to grow for cannabinoids when one is forced to simultaneously do everything in their power to limit the amount of a single cannabinoid. As a result, the hemp industry, in a lot of ways, has it's hands tied.
Fortunately, there are organizations out there like Vote Hemp that are lobbying to get the allowed total THC level up to (and maybe even above) 1%. Currently, they're doing everything they can to get the word out about a petition that they are circulating which asks congress to please change the definition of hemp to 1% total THC!
If you believe in hemp and what it can do, PLEASE sign this petition! Share it with your friends and family! Post about on Social Media!