USDA Gives Public More Time To Comment On Hemp Regulations

USDA Gives Public More Time To Comment On Hemp Regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the public comment period on proposed hemp regulations that was initially set to expire at the end of December. “USDA is committed to issuing the final rule expeditiously after reviewing public comments and obtaining additional information during the initial implementation,” the department wrote in a notice set to be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday. “In response to requests by commenters to [the Agricultural Marketing Service] and executive departments and agencies that the public comment due date for this rule be extended, AMS is extending the comment period by an additional thirty (30) days.” Now, stakeholders will have until January 29, 2020 to send feedback on USDA’s interim final rule for hemp production and processing. The extension was requested by a number of lawmakers, regulators and businesses. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), for example, said last month that “there are all kinds of issues, and some people believe the [THC] level they set is way too low, because it’s way below the harmful level.” “You put all that together and they need to look at these rules and re-examine them,” he said. “This has tremendous, tremendous potential, and all the excitement…

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