Plasticity, allelic diversity, and genetic architecture of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)
The first time in United States history that hemp was legally distinguished from high-THC Cannabis (marijuana) was in 2014 when the Farm Bill was passed. Although the two crops had been distinguished by their usage for thousands of years, their monospecific nature led to both psychoactive and non-psychoactive forms being legislated in tandem from the time that Americans began regulating Cannabis cultivation and usage. A simple statement in the 2014 Farm Bill distinguished hemp as Cannabis sativa L. with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of 0.3% or less. A second sentence enabled research into ...
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