The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has released the “final rule for the domestic production of hemp,” as mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill legalizing the crop. Effective March 22, the new rule will make it easier for growers to produce the commodity without running afoul of federal regulations. Previously banned from growing hemp, Native American farmers will now be able to grow the crop on reservations. Furthermore, the “negligence threshold” for THC content is raised from 0.5 percent to 1.0 percent, and the testing window has been increased from 15 days to 30 days. Hemp farmers and CBD advocates are hailing these new rules as a victory.