The DEA's new CBD rule has created a state of "absolute confusion" in the CBD/hemp industry.
- The rule determines that any extract or substance produced during hemp processing which contains more than 0.3% THC is an illegal drug, even if it derives from legal plants and is diluted or refined to legal limits before it reaches consumers.
- In this video chat, I discussed the rule with Marc Hauser, a cannabis attorney at law firm Reed Smith, and Ben Gonzales, an executive at Premium CBD Labs.
- The short version is there are a lot of unanswered questions and the DEA isn’t being especially helpful about answering them.
- Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is reopening the comment period for its hemp rules for a 30-day window.
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Separately, the FDA is teaching cannabis businesses how to protect proprietary information from competitors.
- Martha Stewart is the latest celebrity to start a CBD brand.