Proposal to harmonize hemp legislation with federal standards introduced in the NE Legislature

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (Nebraska) – A Legislative Committee on Tuesday considered a proposal to harmonize Nebraska’s hemp regulation with federal standards to end the state’s hemp commission.

The measure would amend the Nebraska Farming Act to align with the 2018 Federal Farm Bill by increasing hemp harvest windows from 15 to 30 days. In addition to raising the THC threshold from 0.5% to 1%, the measure would also eliminate the Nebraska Hemp Commission and create the Nebraska Hemp Advisory Board, which would be housed in the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

Sherry Vinton of Arthur County, who serves as director of the Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the measure.

According to his office, there are currently 22 hemp producers operating in Nebraska.

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