Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) Summary

Updated 01/01/2020

As part of setting national food and agriculture policy, Congress periodically passes omnibus farm bills to address a broad range of farm and food programs and policies. The 115th Congress passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) that will run through 2023, and the President signed it into law on December 20, 2018. The 2018 Farm Bill: Removes hemp and from the definition of “marijuana” under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA); Establishes regulatory framework for industrial hemp production; Does not force states to legalize hemp production; Allows interstate transportation of hemp; Adds hemp to the list of crops that qualify for crop insurance; and Does not fully legalize CBD.

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