4 Top Compliance Issues Facing Hemp Industry

Law360 (November 5, 2019, 5:58 PM EST) -- As the hemp industry prepares to scale up production following new guidelines for cultivation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, companies still face uncertainty about how they will navigate stringent testing requirements, emerging state rules and other vexing issues.

Just over 10 months after hemp production was legalized by last year's Farm Bill, the industry's long wait for regulatory guideposts came to a close last week when the USDA issued an interim final rule governing hemp production. The rule includes guidelines on testing to ensure marijuana is not grown and allows states and Native American tribes to submit production plans for...

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