A South Dakota politician who opposes hemp cultivation is taking her argument national just as federal agriculture authorities are anticipated to release national production guidelines.

Republican Gov. Kristi Noem wrote in a column published in The Wall Street Journal that numerous states have legalized hemp to as a savior for struggling farmers but that “ hemp is not that crop.”

She also argues that law enforcement is getting strained in states with legal hemp cultivation by the inability to differentiate hemp from THC-bearing marijuana.

Noem vetoed a hemp-cultivation bill earlier this year and has lengthy argued against the crop’s legalization, saying it is a move toward legalizing marijuana.

Hemp was created legal nationwide in the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized cannabis varieties with no much more than .three% THC.

The U.S. Division of Agriculture was charged with writing a framework for telling the distinction among hemp and marijuana. These guidelines have not however been released.

The Farm Bill provides states the ideal to ban hemp cultivation if they want. But at least 47 states have authorized cultivation, either in restricted testing applications or by permitting industrial cultivation.

Only Idaho, Mississippi and South Dakota enable no types of hemp cultivation or experimentation. Numerous much more states have authorized hemp production but not till following the USDA sets national guidelines for increasing it.

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