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posted on October 12, 2001

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The Drug Enforcement Administration has published new rules regulating food products that contain industrial hemp.

The regulations state products containing hemp … like the use of hemp seeds in some cookies and cheeses … must not contain any amount of THC, the active ingredient considered a narcotic. Industrial hemp contains less than one percent THC, considerably less than the average 5% THC in it's illegal "cousin," marijuana.

While U.S. farmers are prohibited from growing industrial hemp as a crop, more than 30 other countries … including Canada, Germany and England … now allow industrial hemp to be grown.


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