420 with CNW – How Existing Laws Are Making Cannabis Research Difficult

July 1, 2020 15:25:54

Cornell University secured a $4 million grant from the New York State government to conduct cannabis research soon after hemp pilot programs were established under the 2014 Farm Bill. However, the challenges that these Cornell researchers are facing are typical of what other cannabis researchers are going through as explored below.

The Problematic Legal Definition of Hemp

Currently, the difference between industrial hemp and marijuana is a legal one rather than a botanical one. By law, hemp is cannabis whose THC content doesn’t exceed 0.3% while marijuana…


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