Despite their similarities, the structural difference between Δ8THC and Δ9THC makes a substantial difference in how they affect our bodies. It also affects their legal status.
Category: Hemp and CBD
We encourage our readers to sign a petition sponsored by our friends at Vote Hemp that urges Congress to amend the definition of hemp to increase the THC limit to 1%. If enacted, this definitional change would result in a significant and positive change for the hemp industry.
The amount of information that needs to be included in a Novel Food application is quite significant, not to mention the fact that the information contained in a successful Novel Food application must be backed with technical and scientifically certified findings.
Do we really want to deny our military Service Members access to otherwise lawful products that could provide significant relief just to preserve the integrity of an outmoded drug testing program?
If a CBD manufacturer’s application is validated prior to March 31, 2021, its CBD products can be lawfully sold in the UK throughout the whole period of the risk assessment (2-3 years).
While the Farm Bill is unequivocal about expanding the category of legal hemp to include “extracts”, it does not specify an acceptable upper THC concentration limit, nor explicitly allow or disallow for remediation through removal and destruction of some, or all, of the THC they contain.
Manufacturers of food products containing CBD and other cannabinoid derivatives must submit a Novel Foods application in line with the Novel Foods Regulation in order to sell their products in the European Union.
I recently had an in depth discussion with Maynard Breslow of Dank Discussions Podcast. We discussed a number of important topics currently facing the cannabis industry.
As in 1942 when US farmers were called to action through the Hemp for Victory Campaign to bring back hemp to help during WWII, the Friends of HEMP are calling on the US hemp industry to again prove the incredible potential of hemp in supporting our country during times of crisis.