Hemp Policy Item Tabled Amid Concerns at Meeting of U.S. Ag Regulators
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.
Montana Leads the Nation in Hemp Harvesting, USDA Survey Says
America’s hemp industry is also overwhelmingly white and male, according to the USDA’s first national hemp survey.
National Agriculture Regulators Set Policy Focus on Hemp
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.
USDA Partners With Cornell on First-Ever “National Hemp Webinar Series”
Cornell, which has lobbied on hemp nationally since 2018, has expanded its cannabis and hemp-related lobbying in New York, Cannabis Wire has found.
The Delta-8 Dilemma
A hemp-derived cannabinoid that supplies a high is roiling the industry, regulators, and health officials
Hemp Funding, Delta-8 in Spotlight at National Ag Regulator Meeting
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture voted to support expanded funding for hemp, and heard from Greenwich Biosciences on delta-8 THC.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
Food and Drug Administration Drops Draft Guidance for Cannabis Research and Drug Development
The guidance swings open the door to hemp grown for research.
Hemp Businesses Eligible for Federal “Socially-Disadvantaged Groups” Grants
For the first time, a USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service funding announcement explicitly includes hemp.
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.
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.
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.