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USDA drops DEA hemp testing requirement for 2020, while FDA acknowledges demand for CBD

USDA drops DEA hemp testing requirement for 2020, while FDA acknowledges demand for CBD

February 26, 2020 | Laura Drotleff

Federal agriculture officials will delay the requirement that all THC testing on hemp crops must be performed at laboratories registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

And food and drug regulators say it’s a “fool’s errand” to get people to stop taking over-the-counter CBD.

The testing delay comes after farmers and states alike complained there wouldn’t be enough DEA labs to handle demand. The U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledges the complaints in an update Thursday.

USDA drops DEA hemp testing requirement for 2020, while FDA acknowledges demand for CBD






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