Contact your Member of Congress to urge the FDA to take action on CBD

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | September 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Contact your Member of Congress to urge the FDA to take action on CBD

As you are well aware, the primary policy challenge facing the hemp-derived CBD industry is guidance issued by FDA, opining that it is illegal for CBD to be introduced into interstate commerce as a food additive or dietary supplement. While the FDA has announced that it will unveil its timetable for action this fall, it…

ATTENTION IN CALIFORNIA! WE NEED YOUR HELP.

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | September 12, 2019 | Comments Off on ATTENTION IN CALIFORNIA! WE NEED YOUR HELP.

As we shared with a few weeks ago, our California dream bill, AB 228, legislation that would have legalized the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD in California, was declared dead for the session.  We launched an email blitz asking for action, but with the legislature adjourning today, the earliest any legislation can pass will be January. We…

WE NEED YOUR HELP IN CALIFORNIA!

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | September 3, 2019 | Comments Off on WE NEED YOUR HELP IN CALIFORNIA!

As we let you know last Friday, we received some very disappointing news from Sacramento: AB 228, legislation that would have legalized the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD in California, was declared dead for the session.  This caught us by surprise – the bill had been through 5 committees and the House floor, and had never received…

California (Bad) Dreamin’ – Hemp Supporter Setback in the Golden State

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | August 31, 2019 | Comments Off on California (Bad) Dreamin’ – Hemp Supporter Setback in the Golden State

For months, we’ve been optimistic that California’s legislature would pass AB 228 in early September, legalizing the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD, and ending enforcement efforts by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that have placed a chill on the industry. The bill had not received a single no vote throughout the process, and…

Help Deliver Affordable Crop Insurance to U.S. Hemp Farmers

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | August 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Help Deliver Affordable Crop Insurance to U.S. Hemp Farmers

If you are a hemp farmer or processor, we need your help TODAY to ensure affordable hemp crop insurance coverage. One of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable’s proudest legislative accomplishments was the inclusion of provisions within the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill of that permit the development of crop insurance for U.S. hemp farmers. We worked closely with Senate…

HEMP NEWS AND UPDATES FROM VARIOUS STATES

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | August 20, 2019 | Comments Off on HEMP NEWS AND UPDATES FROM VARIOUS STATES

California: Bill AB 228– which would formally legalize the retail sale of hemp products such as CBD – is in the final stages. The Senate Appropriations Committee meets on August 30 to consider amendments to the bill that will impose labeling requirements and, if passed, will head to the Senate floor and back to the…

FINANCIAL SERVICES UPDATE – National Credit Union Administration Issues Guidance to Assist Legal Hemp Industry

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | August 19, 2019 | Comments Off on FINANCIAL SERVICES UPDATE – National Credit Union Administration Issues Guidance to Assist Legal Hemp Industry

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) issued guidance about changes in federal law related to hemp for federally insured credit unions interested in providing financial services to the legal hemp industry.   This update comes on the heels of Senator McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Wyden (D-OR) urging NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood and the federal agency…

HEMP NEWS AND UPDATES FROM VARIOUS STATES

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | July 31, 2019 | Comments Off on 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…

HEMP NEWS FROM OHIO – SENATE BILL 57 PASSES

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | July 30, 2019 | Comments Off on 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,…

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

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | July 25, 2019 | Comments Off on 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…