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Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity


Precise data are not available on the size of the U.S. market for hemp-based products. Current industry estimates report that U.S. retail sales of all hemp-based products may exceed $300 million per year. Because there is no commercial industrial hemp production in the United States, the U.S. market is largely dependent on imports, both as finished hemp-containing products and as ingredients for use in further processing. Under the current U.S. drug policy, all cannabis varieties, including hemp, are considered Schedule I controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA, 21 U.S.C. §§801 et seq.; Title 21 CFR Part 1308.11). As such, while there are legitimate industrial uses, these are controlled and regulated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Strictly speaking, the CSA does not make growing hemp illegal; rather, it places strict controls on its production and enforces standards governing the security conditions under which the crop must be grown, making it illegal to grow without a DEA permit. Currently, cannabis varieties may be legitimately grown for research purposes only. Among the concerns over changing current policies is how to allow for hemp production without undermining the agency's drug enforcement efforts and regulation of the production and distribution of marijuana.


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Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity  [Order No: RL32725  Release Date: Jul 24,2013  Pages: 25]

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity  [Order No: RL32725  Release Date: Jun 25,2013  Pages: 25]

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity  [Order No: RL32725  Release Date: Mar 21,2013  Pages: 24]

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity  [Order No: RL32725  Release Date: Dec 18,2012  Pages: 22]

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity  [Order No: RL32725  Release Date: Jan 19,2012  Pages: 22]

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity  [Order No: RL32725  Release Date: Dec 22,2010  Pages: 22]

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Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity  [Order No: RL32725  Release Date: Jul 08,2005  Pages: 9]

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity  [Order No: RL32725  Release Date: Jan 05,2005  Pages: 8]