Cannabis researcher Colleen Quinn on the impact of the 2018 Farm Bill in the U.S., which loosens restrictions on hemp usage, on the skincare, wellness and beauty industries, and why securing sustainable, authentic supply chain will become brands' top priority

It’s been an eager 6 months wait since the Senate passed the bill in June but finally, is hemp now legal?

The long-awaited farm bill moved quickly through the House and Senate in early December, and is now ready to be signed into law by the president. Up to now, industrial hemp production in the U.S. has been restricted to mostly research and pilot programs. This bill removes industrial hemp from the federal government’s list of controlled substances, making it a lawful agricultural commodity.

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