Dr. Ciesla in industry partnership with hemp grower

In a recently signed agreement with The Wemp Co. will sponsor Dr. Lukasz M. Ciesla to analyze its hemp. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, or Farm Bill, declassified hemp (all parts of the Cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% THC) as an illegal drug, deeming hemp as an agriculture commodity that can be grown, processed and handled by those with the appropriate licenses. Dr. Ciesla will examine the plants to check the level of non-psychoactive compounds to help select the best cultivars. See coverage of this publication in UA News.