Hemp Goes Mainstream

Hemp Goes Mainstream

In another breathtaking win for the American people, Congress passed and the president signed a 2018 Farm Bill which included nationwide legalization of the growing of hemp—effective January 1, 2019.

After nearly 50 years of prohibition, the 2018 Act amends the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, so that hemp plants containing no more than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are no longer classified as a “Schedule 1” controlled substance.

Out-Of-Control.

Out-Of-Control.

Congress developed and the President signed a bloated bipartisan two-year spending deal, loaded with “pork” and lauded by Trump as containing money for jobs and more than the military asked for. The massive $600+ billion bill includes increases in both defense and non-defense spending, for both 2018 and 2019—conveniently moving the next possible spending confrontation past 2018 elections.

Into The Light.

Into The Light.

It’s hard to say how far ramifications from Friday’s release of the so-called FISA memo will extend. After all the hype, the memo itself seemed a bit underwhelming. However, Rep. Nunes and others note that it contains “clear evidence of Russian collusion” – paid for by the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign … and the Mueller investigation wouldn’t have been authorized without it.