Italy sets THC limits, testing standards for hemp food

Italy put in place a THC limit for foods made from hemp’s grain, giving producers “long-awaited” guidance for bringing products to market. The Italy Ministry of Health set the maximum THC levels at: 2 milligrams per kilogram for flour, seeds and supplements derived from hempseed (grain). 5 milligrams per kilogram for oil derived from hempseed. […]

Hemp states running pilot programs in 2020 starting to ask for deadline extensions

Six state agriculture departments have opted to run their 2020 hemp production programs under the existing rules, and the number could grow as the spring planting season approaches and federal agriculture officials reject more state plans. Now those states want some assurances that their hemp farmers can harvest their plants under those same rules in […]

Drones top of mind for hemp producers considering artificial intelligence

Drones can give hemp farmers real-time information about their grows. (Photo courtesy of Parabug) (This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the January issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) As the hemp industry increasingly looks to artificial intelligence to cut costs and improve yields, drones are top of mind for many entrepreneurs. The buzzing […]

USDA publishes directory for DEA-certified hemp testing laboratories

Facing confusion from hemp growers and testing companies, federal agriculture officials have published a list of laboratories authorized to test hemp THC concentration under the new interim final rule. The new hemp regulations require labs to be certified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to handle hemp crops testing over the legal limit of […]

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