Posts by U.S. Hemp Roundtable

HEMP NEWS AND UPDATES FROM VARIOUS STATES

Louisiana: Last month, the Louisiana legislature passed one of the most restrictive hemp laws in the country, prohibiting the sale of CBD as a food additive or a dietary supplement. Counsel for the U.S. Hemp Roundtable worked closely with Louisiana Department of Health to reach a compromise: instead of labeling CBD oils and tinctures as “dietary supplements,” they can…

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HEMP NEWS FROM OHIO – SENATE BILL 57 PASSES

Ohio: Today, Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio signed Senate Bill 57 into law, surrounded by supporters, including the U.S. Hemp Roundtable’s lobbying team. The passing of this bill means that retail sale of hemp-derived CBD is now legal, ending months of product seizures and embargoes. In addition, it alleviates confusion and hopes to eliminate enforcement actions against retailers,…

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We want YOUR Comments on the US Hemp Authority’s Guidance Plan 2.0

The time is now for public comment on the US Hemp Authority’s Guidance Plan 2.0. The U.S. Hemp Authority’s Certification Program is the product of a years-long industry effort to promote high standards, best practices and self-regulation for hemp farming, processing and product manufacture and marketing in the dietary supplement, food and cosmetic spaces.  Products that…

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BREAKING ACTION ALERT IN OHIO — SB 57 Passes House!

When we last reported on the Buckeye State, Senate Bill 57 — which makes hemp and hemp products, like CBD, legal in Ohio – had passed the Senate unanimously, but had stalled in the House.  Word was that the House might not take up the bill until the fall. We asked Ohio’s Hemp Supporters to email their legislators.  Thousands took action. And…

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Roundtable to FDA: “CBD is Safe. Here’s the Data.”

Yesterday the U.S. Hemp Roundtable provided formal written comments to the Food and Drug Administration, as part of the FDA’s efforts to develop a regulatory path for the sale of hemp-derived CBD.   After testifying at the FDA hearing that CBD was safe and to encourage regulations for the sale of hemp-derived CBD products, Roundtable…

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ACTION NEEDED: PENDING POLICY UPDATE FROM NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Hemp Supporters – We can make a change with your help TODAY! Over the past few months, the North Carolina General Assembly has been evaluating Senate Bill 315 – North Carolina Farm Act of 2019. Although the bill began as a collaborative effort between the bill’s sponsors, the hemp industry and the North Carolina…

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HEMP NEWS FROM MASSACHUSETTS – ACTION NEEDED

UPDATE FROM MASSACHUSETTS: As we reported a few weeks ago, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources issued a statement that CBD could not be sold as a food additive or dietary supplement. The Department of Public Health echoed this as they issued guidance that said CBD could not be added to foods. In response, State Representative…

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HEMP NEWS FROM NEW YORK – ACTION NEEDED

Two weeks ago, we alerted you about the imminent passage of A7680-A, legislation that was very unfavorable to the hemp industry, hemp farmers, and CBD consumers in New York and across the country. You responded in droves – more than 2000 emails were sent to state legislators, urging caution and even award-winning actor Mark Ruffalo joined the conversation:  …

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REGULATORY HEMP UPDATES

FACEBOOK: We are thrilled that a Times Square ad campaign by our partners, The Hemp Industries Association, has pushed the Facebook CBD advertising debacle towards reform. While Facebook now allows advertisers to run ads for topical hemp, the ads cannot specifically feature ingestible hemp and topical CBD products. Now, an active lawsuit is underway to address alleged deceptive…

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HEMP NEWS FROM VARIOUS STATE

FLORIDA: On June 25, Florida Governor Ron Desantis signed SB 1020 into law, dramatically expanding Florida’s hemp program and explicitly legalizing the retail sale and possession of hemp-derived CBD. Individuals can now carry CBD on their person without arrest. In anticipation of this signing, Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner has already issued draft rules for implementation. Read them here.   CALIFORNIA:…

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