2018 Farm Bill

Shorthand for the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, federal legislation concerning domestic agricultural programs. It removed hemp from the definition of “marihuana” under the federal Controlled Substances Act and gave the United States Department of Agriculture authority to establish a domestic hemp production program in accordance with state departments of agriculture and tribal governing bodies.

2014 Farm Bill

Shorthand for the Agricultural Act of 2014, federal legislation concerning domestic agricultural programs. It contained provisions authorizing the cultivation of industrial hemp for research purposes pursuant to state agricultural department public programs or by certain public universities.