Industrial hemp farms are among the most popular industrial hemp products, but it is still illegal under federal law to grow, process, or transport the crop.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) regulates these operations.
If you want to produce industrial hemp for medical or food production, for example, you can’t.
The agency doesn’t regulate the cannabis crop directly, but does regulate hemp production, transportation, and use.
Hemp products aren’t technically “drugs” as defined by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
However, the DEA doesn’t classify cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance.
Marijuana, on the other hand, is classified as a controlled substance, meaning the agency can prosecute those found to have used the drug.
The USFWS does regulate industrial hemp, but its enforcement is relatively low.
That may be changing under President Donald Trump.
In August, Trump signed an executive order allowing the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea to adopt the first international cannabis treaty in a generation.
That treaty will be submitted to the U and Ds for ratification and could be adopted by the end of 2019.
This could be an opportunity for industrial hemp farmers to get their act together.
The convention includes provisions for the rescheduling of cannabis to be included in Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.
A final decision on rescheduled cannabis is expected within a year.
Currently, industrial hemp is classified under Schedule I of the Uphold Cannabis Act, which is reserved for illegal drugs.
The law gives federal law enforcement officials the authority to take action against anyone suspected of using cannabis in any way, including growing it.
If an industrial hemp grower is arrested or prosecuted, the growers’ business is likely to be in jeopardy.
That’s because the DEA has not yet adopted the convention’s definition of “cannabis,” meaning it is up to states to decide if they want to follow the convention.
A lack of enforcement could make this a challenging time for industrial-scale hemp growers.
The cannabis industry has been relatively quiet since the election, but Trump has promised to “cancel the War on Drugs” and to “make America great again.”
If he doesn’t follow through, the federal government could impose a moratorium on cannabis cultivation, transportation and use until such time as the convention on cannabis is finalized.
The Trump administration has indicated that it would likely use the moratorium as a bargaining chip with states to increase their control over cannabis production.
The DEA has already issued guidance that would allow states to expand cannabis cultivation to meet state needs and allow the resumption of some industrial hemp production once the convention is ratified.
The National Cannabis Industry Association has pushed for states to allow industrial hemp cultivation, while industry advocates have urged Congress to pass a law that would make industrial hemp a Schedule II controlled substance under federal rules.
In 2018, the Drug Policy Alliance and the Marijuana Policy Project launched a campaign to reform federal law on industrial hemp.
In the end, the administration failed to enact a law to reschedule cannabis and did not adopt the convention definition of cannabis.
Instead, the Trump administration focused on targeting states that were attempting to grow industrial hemp and threatened to veto a 2016 bill to allow states that already allowed industrial hemp to grow hemp without federal interference.
A new executive order could change all that.
Under the new executive orders, the U-2 program, a federal program to allow U.s. companies to transfer information from U. of S. intelligence agencies, could be revived.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEa) currently only allows the transfer of certain information and data from federal intelligence agencies to U. S. companies.
In addition, the Obama administration created the Ugly Duckling program to support agricultural research.
However, that program expired in 2018, and the DEA was forced to close it.
The new executive actions could bring back the program.
The move could also allow the DEA to reopen its Ugly Ducks program, which allows U. s companies to receive information from intelligence agencies on the growing of industrial hemp without the need to first get a DEA warrant.
This move would give farmers more leeway in using federal laws to pursue industrial hemp farming.
The White House has not said how the executive orders would be implemented, but many industries have already been lobbying Congress for the executive order.
If Trump follows through with his threat to withdraw the federal support for industrial farms, the new policy could have significant economic impacts for the hemp industry.
The federal government doesn’t have to pay for cannabis, but the UFO program allows companies to keep the profits from the cannabis they grow and ship to states for medical and research purposes.
Currently in the UFFO program, cannabis growers and processors are only responsible for collecting taxes and receiving royalties.
Under Trump, cannabis would be taxed like other commodities, including gold, silver, and copper, meaning that the Uffo program could lose money if cannabis growers or processors are unable to generate enough income from