DEA Letter – Delta 8 THC derived from hemp is not a controlled substance

Cannabis Life Network

The Delta 8 THC industry can breathe a little easier, so long as they are using hemp. In a recently obtained letter, the DEA clarified its position on hemp-derived Delta 8 THC. As long as the product is hemp-derived and doesn’t contain Delta 9 THC, it’s legal.

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Why the DEA Hemp Rule Challenge Really Matters. A Lot.

Canna Law Blog

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued an interim final rule on hemp (“DEA hemp rule” or “rule”) on August 20, 2020. Yet, as we warned in 2020, the rule creates perils for the hemp derivative industry.

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Why the DEA Hemp Rule Challenge Really Matters

Canna Law Blog

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued an interim final rule on hemp (“DEA hemp rule” or “rule”) on August 20, 2020. Yet, as we warned in 2020, the rule creates perils for the hemp derivative industry.

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Hemp Litigation: DEA Sued Again

Canna Law Blog

The Canna Law Blog has been writing about the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) interim final rule (IFR) on hemp since its August publication in the Federal Register: Watch Out! The DEA Just Passed a BAD Interim Rule Impacting Hemp CBD and Other Cannabinoids.

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NORML Says DEA’s Newly Proposed Bulk Cultivation Rules Are “Unduly Onerous, Expensive, and Impractical”

NORML

The DEA now estimates that, under the new rules, it may approve between three and 15 total applicants. In 2016, the DEA publicly announced that it would, for the first time, begin accepting applications from private entities wishing to grow research-grade cannabis.

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Hemp Trade Association, Seller Lose Legal Challenge to DEA Rule

Cannabis Law Report

Hemp Industries Association and RE Botanicals Inc. are barred from bringing a challenge in federal district court against Drug Enforcement Administration regulations concerning the possession and manufacture of hemp byproducts, the D.C. Bloomberg.

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Alert: Hemp Industry Members File New Federal Action Challenging DEA’s Regulatory Overreach

Cannabis Law Report

District Court to block the DEA from unlawfully criminalizing hemp production The lawsuit also highlights the DEA’s history of … Read More. The detailed complaint asks a U.S.

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The DEA Letter On Hemp-Derived Delta-8 THC

Cannabis Law Report

DEA Letter Appears to Suggest Hemp-Derived Delta-8 THC Is Legal. Here’s the letter in full. ALBOP-synthetic-delta8-THC-21-7520-signed. Ganjapreneur say. Breaking News

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DEA Declares Marijuana Seeds Below THC Limit are Legal Hemp

Cannabis Law Report

A January letter from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) revealed its official stance that marijuana seeds with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration lower than 0.3% on a dry weight basis are considered hemp and are not controlled under the Controlled Substances Act.

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Hemp Is Not Marijuana. Unless You Ask the DEA

Cannabis Law Report

DEA Tries to Define Hemp If you’re a hemp business, you probably understand the victory that came with Congress passing the 2018 Farm Bill. The post Hemp Is Not Marijuana. Unless You Ask the DEA first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. As … Read More.

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Is D8 From Hemp a Controlled Substance? DEA Says “No”.

Cannabis Law Report

Our position on D8 from hemp was recently confirmed by the DEA in two public announcements- a webinar and a letter. Continue reading “Is D8 From Hemp a Controlled Substance? DEA Says “No” ” … The post Is D8 From Hemp a Controlled Substance?

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The Hemp Industry (Including D8) Needs Your Support to Defeat the DEA (Video)

Cannabis Law Report

Members of the legal team suing the DEA recently discussed the case, why it is critical to the hemp industry’s survival, and what a loss would mean for hemp companies across the nation.

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Hemp Industry Members File Lawsuit Against DEA, Challenging Rule That Could Have Far-reaching Consequences

Cannabis Law Report

Petition asks federal appeals court to review a rule the DEA issued last month, arguing the agency exceeded its authority and violated the 2018 farm … Read More.

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Congress Takes Issue with the (Awful) DEA Hemp Rule

Canna Law Blog

The hemp industry is not the only one that’s pushing back against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s hemp Interim Final Rule (the “ Rule ”). If you read this blog, you’ll recall the hemp industry sued the DEA following the release of its Rule in August 2020.

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Court: DEA Must Explain Its Failure to Act Upon Pending Marijuana Cultivation Applications

NORML

” To date, however, the agency has neither affirmed or denied any of the 26 applicants that have sought the DEA’s permission for a federal cultivation license. Read NORML’s new op-ed, “Three years ago the DEA said they would remove roadblocks to cannabis research — they still haven’t, here.). “While most states recognize that cannabis has medical value, the DEA says otherwise, pointing to the absence of clinical research.

Statement: National Cannabis Industry Association Urges DEA to Rescind Interim Hemp Rule

Cannabis Law Report

Organization submitted comments on proposed rule that oversteps Congress and would create confusion in hemp programs and 2018 Farm Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – The post Statement: National Cannabis Industry Association Urges DEA to Rescind Interim Hemp Rule first appeared on Cannabis Law Report.

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Rod Kight and Shane Pennington Discuss DEA Lawsuit (Video)

Cannabis Law Report

Rod Kight and Shane Pennington discuss the DEA lawsuit about hemp extracts. As many readers of this blog know, the… Read More. Rod Kight

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Congress Takes Issue with the (Awful) DEA Hemp Rule

Canna Law Blog

The hemp industry is not the only one that’s pushing back against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s hemp Interim Final Rule (the “ Rule ”). If you read this blog, you’ll recall the hemp industry sued the DEA following the release of its Rule in August 2020. Last week, nine members of Congress issued a letter to the DEA’s Acting Administrator, Timothy Shea, to express their concerns regarding the Rule.

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DEA’s Hemp Rule On THC Content Misinterprets Congressional Intent Say OR Senators

Cannabis Law Report

MM report… A pair of senators representing Oregon sent a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Thursday to demand changes to the agency’s … Read More.

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USA: USDA gives hemp farmers breathing room on THC, testing, but retains DEA requirement

Cannabis Law Report

Hemp Industry Daily Reports. Hemp producers will have more breathing room under newly released rules on the federally mandated THC… Read More. The post USA: USDA gives hemp farmers breathing room on THC, testing, but retains DEA requirement first appeared on Cannabis Law Report.

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Scientists Sue DEA as it Drags its Feet and Hampers Cannabis Research

WeedAdvisor

Despite mounting evidence into cannabis’ therapeutic benefits, the DEA continues to close its eyes and plug its ears, constantly claiming that there is not enough research to support its medicinal value, according to Marijuana Moment. However, the DEA does not keep its staff employed without drugs to seize, with marijuana being an easy target. It could be argued that the DEA is hesitant for the sake of public safety. Here, DEA can act with little expenditure of resources.”.

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RIP Steve Levine: Once Arrested for Planting Hemp Seeds on DEA Lawn

Cannabis Law Report

Longtime hemp activist Steve Levine has passed away. Levine was former president of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and a board member of Vote Hemp. 2009 ~ DEA Headquarters ~ American Farmers Shall Grow Hemp Again, Reefer Madness Will Be Buried.”

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Document: Court Orders California to Give Cannabis Records to DEA

Cannabis Law Report

The hemp has hit the fan…… California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control had refused to give the DEA those documents, arguing in court filings that the … Read More.

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What to Know About the U.S. Law and Industrial Hemp

United Patients Group

Law and Industrial Hemp. All cannabis is cannabis, but some cannabis is hemp. To many laypeople, this delineation is exceedingly confusing; after all, much of the Western world has used the term “hemp” to refer to all cannabis for centuries. The History of Hemp Law.

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The DEA Does Not Want You To Worry About Its New Hemp Rule. Don’t Take the Bait!

Canna Law Blog

Last week the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a bad interim hemp rule. My colleague Nathalie Bougenies wrote about how this interim rule could have devastating impacts on the burgeoning hemp-derived delta-8 THC industry. Hemp Industries Assoc. DEA , 333 F.3d

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Delta-8 THC in the DEA’s Orange Book: What It Means

Cannabis Law Report

Hemp Grower write The agency states that delta-8 is “[another] name” for tetrahydrocannabinols, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the DEA… Read More.

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Aurum Labs Receives CDPHE Certification and is Poised to be the First DEA Registered Cannabis & Hemp Testing Laboratory in the US

Cannabis Law Report

Aurum Labs ( [link] ) is now certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to conduct hemp compliance testing for manufactured industrial hemp products and is in the final stages of Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration.

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Duane Morris Article: DEA Issues Interim Final Rule Concerning Marijuana and Hemp

Cannabis Law Report

August 24, 2020 The DEA has not issued a warning or otherwise signaled a change in enforcement policy by issuing the interim final rule. The post Duane Morris Article: DEA Issues Interim Final Rule Concerning Marijuana and Hemp first appeared on Cannabis Law Report.

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DEA Interim Final Rule: What Is “Synthetically Derived THC”?

Canna Law Blog

This is hugely problematic because intermediary hemp is an essential and necessary component of the industry. In addition, the Rule addresses the legality of “synthetically derived tetrahydrocannabinols,” which could also impact the hemp industry.

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The Hemp Industry Responds to the DEA Rule With a Lawsuit

Canna Law Blog

On August 21, the Drug Enforcement Agency (the “DEA”) released an Interim Final Rule (the “ Rule ”), which, in part, suggests that in-process hemp extract shall be treated as a schedule I controlled substance during any point at which its THC concentration exceeds 0.3

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How long will delta-8 remain legal?

Leafly

But the DEA and state lawmakers may soon catch up to the new craze. Politics cannabis legalization DEA delta-8 federal law Hemp THCDelta-8 is federally legal, and most states don't prohibit it. The post How long will delta-8 remain legal? appeared first on Leafly.

‘The most meaningful cannabis reform in decades’: Experts weigh in on new DEA rules

The Cannigma

All that is about to change, thanks to a change at the DEA , which cultivators and industry experts say will be monumental for cannabis research, medical marijuana patients, and potentially the broader legal status of the plant itself. “We

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DEA Testing Requirement for Hemp Removed by USDA

The Joint Blog

The United States Department of Argiculture says it will delay the requirement that all THC testing on hemp crops must be performed at laboratories registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, reports the Hemp Industry Daily.

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The DEA Would Rather Burn 3 Tons of Illicit Substances a Day Than Use it for Research

Veriheal

If you answered yes to these two questions, then the DEA might have the job for you. The DEA is seeking a contractor that has the ability to destroy illegal drugs without leaving detectable levels behind. The DEA Says That This isn’t a Job Announcement .

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DEA Finally Agrees to Expand Marijuana Research Amid Pressure from Lawsuit

WeedAdvisor

Despite a 90-day deadline for review, the DEA ignored this cut-off and simply sat on the applications for three years. This likely would have been longer, but the DEA had not anticipated a legal threat to force some action. Their silence – despite claiming to be interested in more studies – led the Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI) to sue the DEA, demanding that they finally review the multiple applications sitting in limbo.

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The 2018 Farm Bill Does Not Support the DEA Interim Rule

Canna Law Blog

Until a few weeks ago, everyone in the hemp world thought the next big development would come from the federal Food and Drug Administration (after all, the FDA recently submitted proposed guidance to the White House, which has yet to be released).

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DEA Does Not Have The Resources To Test For Hemp Vs Cannabis Says Article

Cannabis Law Report

The report reveals … ndustry members worry the limitation could delay THC testing and create bottlenecks, especially in remote areas far from a DEA-registered lab. “It It appears that many of the existing (DEA) labs don’t have the equipment and capacity to service the hemp industry,” cannabis attorney Shawn Hauser of Denver-based firm Vicente Sederberg said last week during a webcast with Hemp Industry Daily.

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