skip to Main Content
Colorado-Based Hemp Organization Sues DEA

A Colorado-based hemp trade organization is suing the Drug Enforcement Administration over a new laboratory-testing policy that members of the hemp industry fear could hurt future CBD production.

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and RE Botanicals, a hemp-product manufacturer out of South Carolina, filed a lawsuit against the DEA in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on September 18, asking the court to review the DEA’s interim final rule in response to the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp at the federal level.

The rule, announced and implemented in August, clarified that hemp products exceeding the federal limit of 0.3 percent THC at any time are a Schedule I substance. The HIA believes that the rule’s language could be interpreted to include hemp extracts during the manufacturing process.

When extracting CBD from hemp, other cannabinoids, including THC — the cannabis plant’s main intoxicating compound — are also extracted and concentrated. According to hemp extractors such as RE Botanicals, the 0.3 percent THC limit is almost always exceeded during the production process, and then the THC is removed from the final product and disposed of before lab testing.

Under the DEA’s new rule, hemp and CBD companies worry they’re now breaking federal laws during their standard manufacturing process, which could force hemp extractors “out of business overnight,” RE Botanicals CEO Janel Ralph says. [Read More @ Westword]

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Stories

Phoenix Rising: Will Terry Booth’s Audacious New Game Plan Succeed?

Australis Capital Inc. (CSE:AUSA) (OTC:AUSAF) CEO Terry Booth, who famously started Aurora Cannabis in 2006 before departing under duress in 2019, has a lot on his mind and his plate these days as he undertakes for the second time in his career the truly formidable task of steering a large cannabis venture into market relevance.…

Top 5 Communications Strategies According to Publicity Experts

Every cannabis and cannabis-related brand needs publicity to spread the word, boost awareness, and motivate people to buy its products and services. The challenge for businesses working in and with the cannabis industry is determining how to invest their time and marketing budgets to get publicity that actually drives the type of engagement that leads…

Delta-9 THC Products from Hemp Are a Risk Not Worth Taking

The hemp-derived cannabinoid market continues to grow and evolve despite lingering questions over federal legality and numerous state laws that try to keep pace. Much has been written about new “legal” hemp products that contain intoxicating delta-8 THC, delta-10 THC and THC-O Acetate. This article, however, seeks to highlight a brazen new use for familiar…

Paybotic Proud to Attend the Illinois Cannabis Convention

PRESS RELEASE The top payment processor for dispensaries and other cannabis businesses in the United States will be available for networking at the NECANN Cannabis Convention. WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.  NOVEMBER 29, 2021 Paybotic is eager to announce that they will be an exhibitor at NECANN in Illinois and will be showcasing their financial solutions…

More Categories

Back To Top
×Close search
Search