Saturday, December 15, 2018


THE LICENSING OF HEMP IS NOW IN GOVERNOR ABBOTT'S AND AG PAXTON'S HANDS

Technically the signing ceremony for the Farm Bill is not until this coming week. It then moves to the states.  There are only two restrictions in the Bill.  One, the hemp cannot contain more than 0.3 % THC.  No big deal there.  Part two is up to the governor and AG.

"Second, there will be significant, shared state-federal regulatory power over hemp cultivation and production. Under section 10113 of the Farm Bill, state departments of agriculture must consult with the state’s governor and chief law enforcement officer to devise a plan that must be submitted to the Secretary of USDA. A state’s plan to license and regulate hemp can only commence once the Secretary of USDA approves that state’s plan."

If Abbott and Paxton refuse to act, which will anger the farmers, then the farmers can apply for a license directly with the federal government.

This is not the time to sit back and wait.  Governor Abbott and AG Paxton need to start work on the regulations now so that they can go on to be approved by the Secretary of the USDA.  Some states are ready to submit their regulations to the USDA.  Texas has done nothing.

While the licensing process is moving forward we need to create a local government sponsored or a business sponsored Hemp Coalition or Collective.

We are sitting on a multi billion dollar economic boom and our locally elected politicos have no interest in it.  

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