State Agriculture Departments React to the USDA’s Delays of Several Hemp Regulations - Cannabis News
Following thousands of comments and some constructive criticism from several state agriculture departments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reconsidering some of its rules for America’s hemp sector.
In late February, the USDA announced that it would delay enforcement of certain requirements in the agency’s Interim Final Rule (IFR), the regulations currently governing the nation’s newly-legal domestic hemp production program.
Under the new guidance, the USDA is temporarily halting enforcement of the requirement that the labs used for testing THC levels in hemp need to be certified with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
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