Regulatory

EIHA fears EU ruling on extracts could strike ‘final blow’ to entire hemp sector

Applications for hemp extracts and natural cannabinoids under the EU's Novel Food rules have been suspended by the European Commission,…

July 22, 2020

Hemp law in Ecuador goes into effect, with 1.0% THC limit

Ecuador has legalized the growing of hemp, excluding it from the list substances subject to rules under the country's Comprehensive…

July 13, 2020

Documents, informed drivers keys to hauling hemp in USA

As ancillary services needed in the hemp industry grow along with farming and production, two cousins in the U.S. state…

July 8, 2020

No excuse not to raise European THC standard to 0.3 percent

By Sanford Stein Hemp laws and regulations in Europe remain uncertain and variable. Much as in the USA, various jurisdictions…

July 6, 2020

A challenge to U.S. self-regulator by Texas cannabis association

PODCAST (07:38 min.) The Richard Rose Report: Episode 5: June 23, 2020 – This week Richard talks with us about self-regulation in the…

June 23, 2020

U.S. consumer groups warn against ‘rushed decisions’ on CBD

Four leading U.S. consumer groups are calling on federal lawmakers to reject efforts that would speed up the process of…

June 22, 2020

Cannabis bill in Nepal would help hemp, but THC limit questioned

Long-known as a cannabis mecca, Nepal would establish a formal program to develop medical cannabis and the hemp sector under…

June 16, 2020

South Africa reschedules CBD & THC, but opens a narrow window

The South African government has rescheduled CBD and THC, amending previous drug laws to open up the cannabinoid economy. The…

June 2, 2020

Opinion from EU high-court adviser buoys CBD stakeholders

CBD should not be prohibited from trade among EU member states, a legal adviser to the European Court of Justice…

May 25, 2020

Updated rules in Iceland put industrial hemp under drug authority

Iceland's Ministry of Health announced changes in the country's narcotics laws that gives the government's Icelandic Medicines Agency (IMA) rights…

May 13, 2020