USDA Secretary again blames [after Oregon Senator calls out] DEA for interfering in hemp regulations
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) said the 0.3 percent THC limit is arbitrary, and it’s not necessary to distinguish hemp from marijuana.
Sonny Perdue [31st US Secretary of Agriculture and former Governor of Georgia] said that was “certainly true” and he added that USDA “fought for a little more flexibility of widening those standards,” but it was constrained by congressionally approved statutes and faced pushback from other federal agencies as it attempted to loosen restrictions. “You may know also in the regulations, we had some pushback from DEA,” the secretary said, noting for the second time this month that the agency stood opposed to implementing a domestic hemp program in the first place. He previously called out DEA for its role in shaping restrictive rules for the newly legal crop in a House hearing.
Original Article (Marijuana Moment):
USDA Secretary Again Blames DEA For Interfering In Hemp Regulations
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