Hemp

CBD, Hemp

FDA Rejects Two Applications for CBD-based Dietary Supplements

Epidiolex strikes again: the FDA-approved CBD-based pharmaceutical is complicating other uses of CBD.

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State Agriculture Regulators Support Raising Federal THC Ceiling for Hemp

On Thursday, members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture voted in favor of a major hemp policy position.

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State Ag Regulators Consider Push for Higher THC Hemp

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture will vote next week on whether the federal definition of hemp should be changed to be cannabis that contains ≤1% THC, up from ≤.3%.

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The USDA Has Released Its Final Rule on Hemp Regulation

The revision includes some changes that hemp advocates, regulators, and other stakeholders have called for, but not all.

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USDA Issues Grant to National Industrial Hemp Council to Study International Hemp Market

NIHC told Cannabis Wire that they plan to use the $200,000 in funds to focus on Europe and China’s hemp markets.

Congress, Hemp

House Funding Bill Includes Hemp Pilot Program Extension

Lawmakers, agriculture regulators, and hemp industry stakeholders have been calling for more time to get up to speed with the USDA’s new hemp regulations.

Hemp, Research

Food and Drug Administration Drops Draft Guidance for Cannabis Research and Drug Development

The guidance swings open the door to hemp grown for research.

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Hemp Businesses Eligible for Federal “Socially-Disadvantaged Groups” Grants

For the first time, a USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service funding announcement explicitly includes hemp.

Hemp, New York

Why 2020 Looks Like a Ghost Year for New York Hemp

The state’s growers are sitting on a pile of surplus from the 2019 season, while they desperately wait for rules to guide the industry going forward.

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Hemp is Legal, but What About Smoking It?

While some states have embraced the trend, others are moving to outlaw the practice. And hemp farmers worry about losing a valuable market.

CBD, Hemp

FDA to Ag Regulators: “Fool’s Game” to Tell Americans They Can’t Use CBD Products

At NASDA Winter Policy Conference, USDA says it’s loosening DEA lab testing requirement for hemp, and FDA signals openness to non-pharma CBD products.

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USDA Provides Updates on Hemp Regulations, Announces New Crop Insurance

“There are few topics that have generated as much interest or enthusiasm as the provisions allowing for the domestic production of hemp,” said Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Bruce Summers.

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Who Submitted Comments on the USDA’s Hemp Rules?

The window closed Wednesday for those who proposed changes to the USDA’s interim final rule on hemp, which will shape the future of the hemp industry in the US and abroad.

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Q&A: What Do Us Agriculture Regulators Want for the Future of Hemp?

Cannabis Wire interviewed Bryan Hurlburt, head of Connecticut’s ag department and vice chair of a National Association of State Departments of Agriculture committee looking at hemp.

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State Agriculture Regulators Ask USDA for Flexibility on Hemp

With 30 states needing to revise their hemp rules, NASDA urges flexibility from federal regulators, as the window for comment on USDA’s interim final rule on hemp closes.

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Ahead of 2020 Growing Season, EPA Approves 10 Pesticides for Hemp

Hemp farmers have awaited clarity from the federal agency, which, along with the USDA and the FDA, has to craft rules for the newly legal hemp industry and its products.