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By Steven Hoffman
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published on August 21 interim final rules (IFR) on hemp that it says puts the agency in compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill’s legalization of industrial hemp. The new rules seem friendly enough, but hemp and CBD industry watchdogs point to a potential trojan horse that could present a significant threat to the hemp industry.
Introducing the rules, DEA’s language seems benign enough, stating, “The interim final rule merely confirms DEA’s regulations to the statutory amendments to the CSA (Controlled Substances Act) that have already taken effect, and it does not add additional requirements to the regulations.”
The CBD/hemp industry learned only this past week of a piece of legislation drafted for stakeholder review by the California state administration that would prohibit interstate commerce of hemp extract and ban the sale of hemp products to individuals under 21 years of age in the Golden State. Hemp industry leaders are calling the draft language “draconian” and fear it could hamper the work that Assembly Members Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and Buffy Wicks have done to advance good legislation for hemp.
Editor’s Note: This article was revised, based on subsequent input from a source for the story.
The Colorado Hemp Company, a division of We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA), is pleased to unveil the expansion of its digital media properties, showcasing a new and improved website for Let’s Talk Hemp (http://LetsTalkHemp.com). Let’s Talk Hemp is amplifying its digital platform to further educate and unite the industrial hemp community during COVID-19 with unique and curated content, including a focus on news and thought leading articles, a weekly newsletter, and continuing its popular industry podcast.
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Read the Let’s Talk Hemp Summer Solstice 2020 Digital Magazine
The hemp industry proves that, even in a world beset by pandemics and racial injustice, human and planetary healing can and will triumph. Read all about it in the Let’s Talk Hemp Summer Solstice 2020 Digital Magazine, produced in conjunction with the Experience Hemp Summer Solstice Virtual Conference & Trade Show, Let’s Talk Hemp Media, and NoCo Hemp Expo, in partnership with Honeysuckle Magazine.
Featuring testimony from industry experts across diverse disciplines, Let’s Talk Hemp’s Summer Solstice edition dives into the pressing questions of the day. What is the future of hemp in a post-COVID world? What does Black representation in hemp look like, and how can we create opportunities for social equity? How can we take the next steps toward a regenerative society and integrative medicine? The answers may surprise you.
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Let’s Talk Hemp is a publication of Colorado Hemp Company (a division of We Are For Better Alternatives) focused specifically on the subject of industrial hemp and cannabis. We present features and curate news from across the globe to share the benefits of cannabis on health, energy, manufacturing and planet (H.E.M.P.). Colorado Hemp Company also is the Producer of NoCo Hemp Expo and Southern Hemp Expo, the nation’s leading hemp conferences and expositions.
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