New rules are in effect for hemp and CBD via the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in an effort to comply with the 2018 Farm Bill, this according to Marijuana Moment.
Though rules have already been in effect, the publication reported Thursday’s new filing will “codify” regulations as laid out in 2018 and will open them for “public comment.”
Key points in the proposed revised rules, according to Marijuana Moment, include:
- “Revising the definition of THC and marijuana extracts under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to exclude substances that are considered legal hemp (containing no more than 0.3 percent THC).
- Removal of CBD from the Food and Drug Administration's Schedule V
- Removal of restrictions on importing and exporting hemp
The publication also noted that while the DEA is “complying with federal policy change on hemp and its derivatives,” its collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as that agency develops its own regulations, has been tense and lackluster. The publication noted pressure from the DEA on the USDA has caused more restrictive measures that are receiving blowback.
According to Marijuana Moment, the DEA also faces a string of lawsuits from scientists and medical marijuana patients for various reasons, ranging from constitutional questions to specifics on regulations.
For full details, read the story on Marijuana Moment here.