On April 12 2018, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced the bipartisan Hemp Farming Act of 2018 along with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR). This bill provides the best opportunity yet to legalize hemp farming in the USA. Listen to his floor speech by clicking below.
Leader McConnell stated "I am introducing new legislation that will modernize federal law.. and empowering American farmers to explore this promising new market"
Leader McConnell indicated that the bill will move regulatory authority to the USDA and states and remove it from the DEA. Some of the other details include:
We applaud Sen. McConnell, Sen. Wyden and Sen. Merkley for their leadership and urge all senators to support the bill.