Legal Research Reports: Regulation of Hemp

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Regulation of Hemp

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Regulation of Hemp.

This report looks at the regulation of hemp in select jurisdictions around the globe, namely,
Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Israel, India, Japan, New Zealand,
Russia, the Slovak Republic, the United Kingdom (UK), and the European Union (EU). In an
appendix to the report, we have also included a table of countries that have legalized the
production of hemp. The report covers when cultivation/production of hemp was legalized, how hemp is defined (in terms of allowable delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) level), under what
restrictions/circumstances (if any) hemp can be cultivated/produced, and what some of the
licensing and registration requirements are. The report also discusses testing and sampling
requirements that farmers are required to observe. In addition, the report briefly discusses rules
for the processing/manufacturing of hemp and hemp-containing products. (Nov. 2022)