Regulatory

Czech firm’s push to register synthetically made CBD advances

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has green-lighted the “suitability check” of an application from Czech-based phytocannabinoids maker CBDepot for…

March 26, 2020

New cannabis law in Mexico criticized as restrictive on hemp

Mexican hemp stakeholders say a new cannabis law moving through the legislative process would significantly hamper hemp interests because it…

March 18, 2020

Coming cannabis bill is good signal for South African hemp

While South African officials have said hemp may be approved as an agricultural crop as soon as May this year,…

March 10, 2020

Finnish CBD seller says unclear rules forced it into bankruptcy

The lingering lack of clarity in EU rules for hemp-based foods and extracts -- and resulting stop-sell orders -- has…

March 5, 2020

German government sides with EIHA on CBD ‘novel food’ question

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) said it has achieved “groundbreaking success in the discussion about the generally permissible trade…

March 4, 2020

USDA delays federal oversight of labs testing for THC

Federal agriculture officials in the USA are delaying a rule that all THC testing on U.S. hemp crops must be…

March 4, 2020

Two hemp veterans named to key EU focus group on agriculture

Two European hemp veterans have been chosen to serve as experts on the European Commission’s Focus Group on Sustainable Industrial…

February 26, 2020

Hempcrete scores a perfect ‘O’ under ASTM fire testing in USA

Hempcrete’s perfect performance in recent fire resistance tests in the USA can help move the material one step closer to…

February 25, 2020

Euro hemp association says UK move on CBD is step in right direction

CBD stakeholders in Europe say the UK Food Standard Agency's (FSA) recent warning to producers and consumers is a step…

February 24, 2020

Irish stakeholders push back against government survey, CBD recalls

Irish hemp stakeholders are aggressively pushing back against a government survey of CBD products on the market and mandated recalls…

February 20, 2020