USDA and DOJ in Talks to Ease Hemp Interstate Transport

Dec 4, 2019

Hemp farmers and companies that sell CBD-infused products can finally heave a sigh of relief after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that they would take extra steps to ensure the security of interstate hemp shipments. This comes after a New York man was arrested and slapped with federal drug trafficking charges after a shipment of legal hemp he was receiving from a hemp farm was intercepted and confiscated by the New York Police Department.

In a bid to ease interstate hemp transport, the two departments are talking about an information-sharing platform that could ‘provide some level of solution’ that shipments are legal hemp and not illegal marijuana. USDA attorney Mai Dinh talked about the plan during a conference of the Food and Drug Institute. According to Dinh, the system under development would include…

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