House, Senate Have Reached Agreement On Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation

House, Senate Have Reached Agreement On Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation

The House of Representatives followed through with passage of the farm bill Wednesday, sending the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 to President Trump for signature.

He led the Senate in approving the farm bill 87-13 Tuesday. Hemp is also a cannabis plant that looks very much like its cousin, marijuana, and the US government has treated it as an illegal drug for decades.

Trump has 10 days to sign or veto the $867 billion bill; his signature is considered nearly certain as Congress scrambles to finish its work before this session ends December 21. This is all achieved by removing industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, something that, much like me at an Disney on Ice performance, never belonged there in the first place.

Houser, who chairs her law firm's hemp and cannabinoids practice group, explained that states can operate under their own plans for up to a year after the USDA adopts federal regulations; if states wish to continue managing hemp farming under their own rules, they can submit a request for USDA approval.

The bill also ends the federal prohibition on hemp production.

The farm bill would make industrial hemp a lawful agricultural commodity, CNBC reports. She is also exploring whether some of those provisions could also be implemented in the House rules for the next Congress. The bill sets policies and funding levels not only for agricultural programs - including controversial crop subsidies - but also for welfare programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps.

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Whether they would have to pay the full amount, or could negotiate a reduced fee, remains to be seen. He said: "We won today but we have to say we were a bit lucky in the first 25 minutes".

Accolades from the cannabis, hemp, and CBD communities poured in immediately.

Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a 5-year farm bill after removing conservative priorities that had stalled negotiations, including stricter work requirements for people receiving food benefits and a provision allowing more tree-cutting in federal forests, as President Donald Trump proposed in the wake of California's wildfires.

It's been more than 40 years since Jack Herer ignited the marijuana movement's interest in hemp with The Emperor Wears No Clothes: Hemp and the Marijuana Conspiracy. The Company is now leveraging its 30 years of experience as a vertically integrated grower for the rapidly emerging global cannabis opportunity through a 50% ownership of British Columbia-based Pure Sunfarms Corp., one of the single largest cannabis growing operations in the world. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to pursue or implement the hemp-related business initiatives contemplated herein. "Village Farms has a long and proud history of successfully developing large-scale agricultural projects in multiple states across the US and around the world and will pursue both greenhouse and outdoor opportunities". They had to concede to help Senate Republicans get the support of the handful of Democrats needed to reach the Senate's 60-vote threshold.

"The American Dairy Coalition appreciates the bipartisan effort that resulted in the advancement of the Farm Bill". The new bill also establishes a Clean Lakes, Estuaries, and Rivers (CLEAR) Initiative, which is aimed at protecting drinking water and waterways from pesticide and fertilizer runoff.

Overall, MOFGA called the farm bill "a mixed bag". He didn't vote for the farm bill (and ironically, ardent legalization opponent Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) did), citing the fact that it didn't address issues like tariffs and climate change, among others.

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