Congress May Finally Be Ready to Legalize Hemp
By Baylen Linnekin
Earlier this week, leaders in Congress announcedsteps to legalize hemp. A bipartisan bill, the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, is set to be introduced next week by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). McConnell says the bill "will finally legalize...hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from [the] list of controlled substances."
Hemp is the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana. Hemp can't get you high and, unlike tomatoes, has no documented history of turning miraculously into marijuana. But the federal government has long designated hemp as a banned crop.