What they’re saying: 10 highlights from the FDA’s query on how to regulate CBD

In its open call for suggestions related to how cannabis extracts should be regulated, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received more than 4,000 responses. Respondents ranged from state and local health departments to CBD manufacturers to the American Medical Association. The agency is looking at cannabis extracts from both marijuana and hemp varieties […]

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US Senate calls for hemp answers from White House

Several Trump administration officials are headed to the U.S. Senate next week to answer questions about looming hemp and CBD rules. Senators have called for regulators who oversee agriculture, public health and pesticides to appear July 25 before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. The hearing, announced Wednesday, will be led by the senators […]

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Fiber, grain varieties bring distinct storage needs for hemp producers

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the July issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Traditionally, industrial hemp has two main commercial uses: food and fiber. The two uses have distinctly different storage needs: Food: Hemp grain storage is often kept on-farm. Canada requires hemp grain to be stored in clean, dry, aerated and […]

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States setting their own CBD rules as federal action lags

Hoping to resolve the legal confusion surrounding the selling of CBD products, states are starting to leapfrog federal health regulators and give hemp entrepreneurs permission to put cannabis extracts in food, drinks and dietary supplements.

But the efforts aren’t reducing legal headaches for the hemp industry.

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How to prepare for new hemp production rules coming next month

With one month left before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) releases much-anticipated federal hemp production rules, the industry needs to start planning and preparing now for the 2020 season, hemp business experts say. With the USDA saying it expects to have regulations ready by August, Hemp Industry Daily reached out to legal experts to find […]

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Banking, financing remain serious struggle for hemp, CBD businesses

Hemp farmers and businesses continue to have difficulty financing their operations and securing banking services, despite federal lawmakers’ calls for them to be treated as lawful, legitimate businesses under the 2018 Farm Bill. Because of a lack of clear federal banking regulations and uncertainty from financial institutions, hemp and CBD businesses are finding that while one […]

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