Hemp Provisions in the House Farm Bill and FY2025 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

June 17, 2024

Recent action by the House Agriculture Committee on the next farm bill (Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024; H.R. 8467, as amended) and the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on the FY2025 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill would amend the Domestic Hemp Production Program (§§1639o-s) administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prohibit the commercial production, sale, and distribution of certain intoxicating hemp derivatives and products. Congress is continuing to debate these proposed changes as it proceeds to consider these bills. These provisions have both supporters and detractors.

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