Citing concerns about hemp used as cover for higher-THC cannabis, a NASDA policy committee tabled a proposal to lift some requirements for industrial hemp.
America’s hemp industry is also overwhelmingly white and male, according to the USDA’s first national hemp survey.
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is calling for the FDA to release a “model” framework for overseeing hemp processing, among other policy statements.
Cornell, which has lobbied on hemp nationally since 2018, has expanded its cannabis and hemp-related lobbying in New York, Cannabis Wire has found.
A hemp-derived cannabinoid that supplies a high is roiling the industry, regulators, and health officials
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture voted to support expanded funding for hemp, and heard from Greenwich Biosciences on delta-8 THC.
On Thursday, members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture voted in favor of a major hemp policy position.
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%.
The revision includes some changes that hemp advocates, regulators, and other stakeholders have called for, but not all.
NIHC told Cannabis Wire that they plan to use the $200,000 in funds to focus on Europe and China’s hemp markets.
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.
The guidance swings open the door to hemp grown for research.
For the first time, a USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service funding announcement explicitly includes 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.
While some states have embraced the trend, others are moving to outlaw the practice. And hemp farmers worry about losing a valuable market.
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.