In their Final Rule for the hemp industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture raised THC levels that trigger eradication to 1% rather than the previous 0.5%. Industrial hemp standards under U.S. law remain 0.3% but the Agricultural Marketing Service – a division of the USDA – said the “statute [does] not define negligent violation.” The rules were authored during the Trump Administration and published on January 19. “AMS is increasing the negligent violation to a 1.0 percent threshold.

Source: USDA Raises THC Limit for Hemp Eradication to 1%