On Jan. 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) released a final rule on hemp-based on its earlier set of rules that drew public feedback from nearly 6,000 people.
The newest set of rules makes a number of extremely requested modifications to the interim final rule (IFR) which might be seen as beneficial to each hemp producers and regulators.
Still, contentious features of the IFR stay, however some business members are hopeful there’s nonetheless time to amend them.
“Overall, the final rule’s contents in some ways show progress and demonstrate the USDA has looked into the industry as part of its public comment process,” Garrett Graff, managing associate of Hoban Law Group, tells Hemp Grower. “In another way, the final rule remains stagnant.”
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