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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity January 5, 2005

By Rawson, Jean M.

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Title: Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity January 5, 2005  
Author: Rawson, Jean M.
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
Collections: Government Library Collection
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Rawson, J. M. (n.d.). Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity January 5, 2005. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Summary: The terms “hemp” and “industrial hemp” refer to varieties of Cannabis sativa characterized by low levels of the primary psychoactive chemical (tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC) in their leaves and flowers. Farmers in more than 30 countries worldwide grow industrial hemp commercially for fiber, seed, and oil for use in a variety of industrial and consumer products, including food. Because of the psychoactive properties of some varieties of Cannabis (which can grow virtually anywhere in the United States), the federal government began to control production in the late 1930s, under the Marihuana Tax Act (50 Stat. 551). The intent of this act was to allow production for industrial use (which the government actively encouraged during World War II), while discouraging production for use as a psychotropic drug. Since 1970, the production of all varieties of Cannabis, regardless of THC content and intended use, has been tightly regulated under the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. SS802 et seq.). As a result, all hemp or hemp-containing products sold in the United States must now be imported or manufactured from imported hemp...

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Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Background and Current Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Foreign Hemp Production and U.S. Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Legal Dispute over Hemp Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Review and Analysis of Economic Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

 

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