The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and opened the door for interstate hemp transportation. It now boils down to hemp manufacturers discovering how to control their supply chain. With the industrial hemp market poised to reach $13 billion by 2026 and strong hemp growing seasons ahead, there’s plenty of hemp that’ll need to get moved around the country to meet demand.
States Cannot Prohibit Transportation
“No State or Indian Tribe shall prohibit the transportation or shipment of hemp or hemp products produced,” said section 10114 of the Interstate Commerce provision of the Agriculture Improvement Act enacted by our federal government. Idaho law has been a concern for farmers but on October 31st Governor Brad Little issued an executive order providing guidelines on how to legally transport hemp within the state of Idaho, you can view our guide here. One thing you can do is have a transportation partner that understands the ins and outs of transporting hemp, review our Hemp Resource Center for more information.
Finding the right carrier to ship industrial hemp can be a challenge. Many trucking companies are still apprehensive about accepting commercial hemp shipments. But, trucks can be contracted for these types of hauls. There are a few things that go into achieving a successful hemp shipment.
The 2018 Farm Bill allows for the transport of industrial hemp and defines it as having less than 0.3% THC. In order to prove this, you must have the following:
- COA’s for every shipment and a copy of the COA for all of the batches
- Letters from both parties stating the use and delivery locations
- Registration from both parties involved
Partnering with a transportation company like Fide Freight provides stability and peace of mind when shipping your hemp products. We navigate through complicated shipping requirements so you can ship more efficiently.
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