While smokable hemp presents an opportunity for growers, its varying legal status across states makes the market’s long-term viability uncertain. https://www.hempgrower.com/article/smokable-hemp-market-sustainable-laws/
Kentucky Senator Adrienne Southworth filed Senate Bill 113 yesterday, which proposes the allowable amount of THC in hemp to increase from .3% to 1%. https://www.hempgrower.com/article/kentucky-cannabis-company-thc-hemp/
Companies selling vaping products online, including those with CBD cartridges, will be forced to find an alternative to the U.S. Postal Service to ship their products and will face additional regulations come this summer.
Smokable hemp flower was left out of state regulations. For the NYCGPA, this is a sticking point. The New York Cannabis Growers & Processors Association (NYCGPA) provided formal comments on the state’s proposed hemp and CBD regulations, using the opportunity primarily to advocate for hemp flower in the commercial market. https://www.hempgrower.com/article/new-york-hemp-regulations-smokable-hemp-flower-comments/
Hemp producers will have more breathing room under newly released rules on the federally mandated THC levels before they are declared criminally negligent, with the margin of error increasing from a total of 0.5% to 1% THC.