Another German court halts sale of CBD as food without ‘novel’ authorization

Local authorities acted correctly by not allowing sales of CBD products that don’t have a “novel food” authorization, a German court decided, confirming an earlier ruling. The “novel food” classification is given by the European Union to products that have not been significantly consumed before 1997. The Gießen Administrative Court (VG Gießen) said it decided […]

Embattled Pennsylvania hemp processor ordered to close

A hemp drying and processing company in Pennsylvania that has received numerous complaints about its facilities, odor and lack of pay to employees has been ordered by the state to close. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued an administrative order to cease operation at the Jeannette facility of Patriot Shield, The Philadelphia Enquirer reported. […]

Hemp banking gets a boost as four federal agencies remove red tape for new crop

After a seasonlong struggle associated with banking and financing their operations, hemp farmers and businesses can exhale now that federal and state financial institutions have loosened reporting restrictions on hemp banking and issued guidance to members. The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the Office of […]

Key US senator wants USDA to extend hemp rule comment period

The top Democratic official in the U.S. Senate is calling on federal agriculture regulators to allow more time for hemp industry stakeholders to have their voices heard regarding hemp production regulations. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend […]

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