Hemp Legalization & Regulatory News for Hemp Businesses

FDA says more scientific data needed to move forward with CBD regulation

Federal health regulators say the lack of scientific data about cannabidiol explains their delay issuing new guidance on over-the-counter CBD. The  U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to accept comments on hemp- and cannabis-derived ingredients, months after the comment period closed, according to Sharon Lindan Mayl, senior policy adviser in the FDA’s Office of Food Policy […]

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Idaho governor approves hemp transportation across state

Idaho Gov. Brad Little issued an executive order aligning the state’s law enforcement activities with federal statutes to allow the transport of hemp across the state. The Republican governor issued the order in the wake of the U.S. Department of Agriculture interim rule published on Oct. 31. Little said Idaho is likely in conflict with […]

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Exclusive webcast: HID’s Nichols breaks down USDA’s new hemp rules

The new national hemp rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are out, and they could bring big changes for your hemp business. Hemp Industry Daily Editor Kristen Nichols sat down Tuesday to field questions about the upcoming changes to the USDA hemp rules. Topics discussed include: THC testing procedures. Why the DEA is […]

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Exclusive webcast: Live Q&A on USDA’s new hemp rules

The new national hemp rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are out, and they could bring big changes for your hemp business. Hemp Industry Daily Editor Kristen Nichols sits down Tuesday to field questions live about the upcoming changes to the USDA hemp rules. Topics will include: THC testing procedures. What to expect […]

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Activists resolve to fine-tune stalled NY hemp and CBD bill

Industry insiders in New York are regrouping to salvage a hemp extract bill that’s been languishing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk since it was passed last summer. Cuomo is expected to issue a “friendly veto” of the bill, which will enable it to be reintroduced during the budget process next year, said Jonathan Miller, a […]

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‘They just suffocated the farmers’: Proposed THC testing for hemp sparks industry backlash

Farmers and ancillary hemp businesses are not happy with the THC testing standards outlined within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) interim federal rules for hemp production. The rules require that hemp crops not exceed 0.3% total THC, which is derived from the sum of delta-9 THC and THCA content, on a dry weight basis. Crops […]

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Exclusive Webcast: Breaking down the USDA’s hemp rules

After decades of prohibition, hemp is now an agricultural commodity like any other, regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). But there’s a lot to unpack in the USDA’s new hemp rules. In an exclusive webcast, Hemp Industry Daily editor Kristen Nichols sits down with Vicente Sederberg hemp attorney Shawn Hauser to discuss: What […]

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FDA won’t be hurried to create CBD exceptions amid safety concerns, official says

A top official for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the agency is concerned that developing a legal exception for supplements containing CBD could send the wrong message, both to companies interested in entering the market and consumers. Lowell Schiller, the FDA’s principal associate commissioner for policy who is leading a panel investigating […]

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USDA suggests farmers pay hemp-promotions fee, offers no more details on rule changes

The agency setting baseline national minimums for hemp production says growers should tax themselves to promote the new crop. A top official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Heather Pichelman, said Monday in the agency’s first address to hemp growers since releasing national regulations that the industry “has clearly shown interest” in paying fees […]

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Cancer specialist nominated to lead FDA

A cancer specialist from Houston has been chosen to take control of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is reviewing its CBD policy. President Donald Trump on Friday picked Dr. Stephen Hahn of the MD Anderson Cancer Center to permanently lead the agency, pending congressional affirmation. The 59-year-old oncologist would replace Dr. Scott Gottlieb, […]

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