Hemp News

A highlight of recent news and developments in the Hemp Industry

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Official data published earlier this month put some hard numbers to what many have observed – the U.S. hemp industry is headed for its third straight year of contracting production and its smallest harvest since the crop was legalized federally in 2018.

Farm Service Agency policy requires that producers participating in several programs submit an annual report regarding all cropland use on their farms.

Consumers can’t always trust the labels of cannabis products in states with mature cannabis markets, as the incentives to inflate THC potency numbers reach new proportions.

Cannabis companies in Oregon now face the possibility that their product samples may be sent to a second lab of the regulator’s choosing, so the product’s contents can be verified.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published its final rule on hemp. Signaling the start of an era of stability. Marking a coming end to the near-constant flux since hemp prohibition ended in the United States.

“Genetics is the first and obvious one. The higher percentage of CBD that you have to work with to begin with gives you a little bit more leeway along the along the value chain. But still there’s going to be a lot of advancements needed in harvesting techniques, and just understanding how we handle this molecule easier and more efficiently when it comes to production,” Jeff Kostuik said.
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"As the hemp industry grows, producers face the challenge of cultivating a crop that has received comparatively little scientific study, and that can become unusable – and illegal – if it develops too much of the psychoactive chemical THC.

In a new study, Cornell researchers have determined that a hemp plant’s propensity to “go hot” – become too high in THC – is determined by genetics. Not as a stress response to growing conditions, contrary to popular belief."

Congratulations farmers on a successful 2020! According to a recent survey, 90% of growers were farming for cannabinoids and only 9% of crops tested hot. The survey also found that over half of the famers polled reported pest issues.

Back in November, Europe’s hemp industry hits a milestone. The European Union’s top court liberated CBD from the jurisdiction of an international drug treaty. Declaring that hemp-derived cannabidiol is not a narcotic.

Hemp groups in France and elsewhere in Europe gave the five judges a standing ovation for the ruling. Declaring that France’s national ban on marketing hemp-derived CBD products violated EU law on the free movement of goods.