NY’s Southern Tier is “well on its way to becoming the Silicon Valley of industrial hemp,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday.
Officials from three federal agencies updated a Senate committee on their progress in drafting regulations for hemp production and products.
The FDA has been collecting public comments since April to inform CBD product rules, and the window closes tomorrow. From state ag regulators to New York’s Bar Association, here are some highlights.
New York State campuses are among the leaders, as scientists work to refine cultivation and find additional uses for the long-suppressed plant.
The “progress update” covers intellectual property protection, cross-country transport, and more.
One unintended outcomes of last year’s Farm Bill: a mini-trend in smoking hemp.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture “has received calls from hundreds of people from all over California.”
Canopy Growth selected a small, struggling county for its multimillion-dollar facility to produce hemp-derived CBD products.
Cannabis and hemp industry members have been awaiting clarity on the legality of hemp-derived CBD products following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp.
“If the FDA regulates too hard against CBD, it would really harm small Kentucky family farmers,” Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Ag Commissioner told the department.
Several speakers listed key issues that the USDA should prioritize while drafting regulations for the newly legalized hemp industry.
Cannabis Wire explores what hemp legalization means for the crop and its products, and the questions still facing Congress and federal regulators.
As Congress prepares to decide on hemp legalization, Colorado lawmakers say Amendment X provides flexibility to keep the state's hemp crop compliant and competitive.