DEA Testing Requirement for Hemp Removed by USDA – TheJointBlog

  • The United States Department of Argiculture says it will delay the requirement that all THC testing on hemp crops must be performed at laboratories registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, reports the Hemp Industry Daily.
  • In addition, officials say it’s a ” fool’s errand” to get people to stop taking over-the-counter CBD.
  • According to the Daily, the testing delay comes after farmers and states alike complained there wouldn’t be enough DEA labs to handle demand.
  • ” We were able to reach an agreement (with DEA) that we are going to be able to provide some relief from the laboratory certification process for this crop year,” Greg Ibach, undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, told members at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) meeting this week in Arlington, Virginia.

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