NASDA Adopts Policy to Raise Legal Definition of THC in Hemp from 0.3% to 1%

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), chaired by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner, Ryan Quarles, has adopted new policy, at their Winter Policy Conference, encouraging Congress to raise the legal definition of THC in hemp from 0.3% to 1%.

The organization stated:

“NASDA supports an amendment to the definition of hemp in the 7 U.S.C. chapter 38, Hemp Production, Section 1639o (1) to say:

The term “hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a total tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than one (1) percent on a dry weight basis.”

Many organizations and advocacy groups, including the Kentucky Hemp Association (KYHA), have called a 1% THC limit a necessary change to encourage participation in the hemp sector.