2018 Farm Bill Legalizes Hemp: What’s Next?

    View Author February 2019

    In 2018, Congress passed H.R. 2, most commonly referred to as the “Farm Bill,” to reauthorize federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development and other agricultural programs through Fiscal Year 2023. One notable aspect of the legislation, section 12619, removes hemp as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act, subsequently legalizing its growth.