Farm Bill Extension Means Hemp Will Grow Big(ger) in 2024

Congress Extends 2018 Farm Bill Until September 2024

During the past six months, I have been repeatedly asked to predict what would happen with the Farm Bill. This is because the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, better known as the “2018 Farm Bill” expired at the end of September. “Will it change?” “Will hemp be outlawed?” “Will I still be able to sell [insert- THCa, delta-8 THC, D9 gummies, etc]?” “What can we do to ensure that hemp remains legal?” Although I routinely discuss this with lobbyists and associations, the fact is that no one knows what will happen with the next Farm Bill. Fortunately, that issue will not be decided for almost another year, which is plenty of time for the rapidly expanding hemp industry to grow even bigger.

This week, Congress passed the “Further Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024”. Included within this Act is Section 102, which states:

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