Health

Exclusive webcast: HID’s Nichols breaks down USDA’s new hemp rules

The new national hemp rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are out, and they could bring big changes for your hemp business. Hemp Industry Daily Editor Kristen Nichols sat down Tuesday to field questions about the upcoming changes to the USDA hemp rules. Topics discussed include: THC testing procedures. Why the DEA is …

Exclusive webcast: HID’s Nichols breaks down USDA’s new hemp rules Read More »

Oregon senators push back on USDA’s rules for testing THC in hemp

The federal plan to test hemp for THC will damage the industry, according to two Oregon senators who are pushing back on rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, both Democrats, say the USDA hemp production rules lay out THC testing requirements with “potentially harmful effects” for the new hemp

Oregon senators push back on USDA’s rules for testing THC in hemp Read More »

FDA says more scientific data needed to move forward with CBD regulation

Federal health regulators say the lack of scientific data about cannabidiol explains their delay issuing new guidance on over-the-counter CBD. The  U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to accept comments on hemp- and cannabis-derived ingredients, months after the comment period closed, according to Sharon Lindan Mayl, senior policy adviser in the FDA’s Office of Food Policy …

FDA says more scientific data needed to move forward with CBD regulation Read More »

Kentucky notches fiber first in testing hemp for bridge repair

A Kentucky bridge is the first in the nation to be repaired with hemp fibers, part of a University of Kentucky project to strengthen the state’s aging bridges. Engineering professor Issam Harik led the project, part of a larger effort to study the use of fiber-reinforced polymer composites in bridge repair and building construction. Harik used hemp

Kentucky notches fiber first in testing hemp for bridge repair Read More »

Eyewear maker has future in focus after struggling through startup

The post Eyewear maker has future in focus after struggling through startup was originally published on HempToday™. Subscribe to our newsletter, check out our events and follow us on facebook, instagram and twitter. By Andi Lucas If the passion and grit of a company founder were the only two determining factors of business success, then …

Eyewear maker has future in focus after struggling through startup Read More »

Vaping death in Belgium underscores need for rules, EIHA says

The post Vaping death in Belgium underscores need for rules, EIHA says was originally published on HempToday™. Subscribe to our newsletter, check out our events and follow us on facebook, instagram and twitter. The European Industrial Hemp Association has again called for regulation of e-liquids in the EU, particularly in light of the death last …

Vaping death in Belgium underscores need for rules, EIHA says Read More »

Ruling confirms Germany’s designation that CBD is a ‘novel food’

A court case confirmed that German authorities consider CBD products either a prescription medicine or novel food. The ruling followed the direction of the European Union (EU), which has ruled that the cannabinoid and products containing cannabidiol can’t be yet be sold without additional safety research. The novel foods distinction is given to products if …

Ruling confirms Germany’s designation that CBD is a ‘novel food’ Read More »

Micro decorticator goes into production, and is now on sale

The post Micro decorticator goes into production, and is now on sale was originally published on HempToday™. Subscribe to our newsletter, check out our events and follow us on facebook, instagram and twitter. The HurdMaster Micro Decorticator, a small-scale fiber processing unit designed by Industrial Hemp Latvia (IHL) founder and entrepreneur Kristaps Eglitas, is now …

Micro decorticator goes into production, and is now on sale Read More »