top of page

News: USDA Approves Genetically Modified Hemp that Produces no THC or CBD.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says a genetically modified version of hemp produced by researchers in Wisconsin “may be safely grown and bred in the United States” and is “unlikely to pose an increased plant pest risk compared to other cultivated plants.”


 



 

The USDA has authorized a genetically engineered hemp type called "Badger G," created by Wisconsin researchers. This hemp variety, which lacks THC and CBD but has the cannabinoid CBG, has been found safe to produce and breed in the United States. The tweak intends to increase CBG levels while removing THC, assisting farmers in meeting regulatory standards established by the 2018 Farm Bill. The USDA's decision is part of a larger effort to engage with hemp growers and breeders, as indicated by the release of updated instructions and the creation of a "Hemp Research Needs Roadmap" to address industry concerns and stimulate innovation.


Federal officials are aggressively working to discern between hemp and marijuana, including soliciting portable analyzers and undertaking research to help crime labs differentiate. Despite federal legalization of low-THC hemp, worries remain about the spread of intoxicating hemp products and the need for regulatory clarification. Lawmakers and stakeholders are pressing Congress to address uncertainties in hemp legislation, particularly those involving intoxication products and regulatory impediments to CBD marketing.


Federal officials are aggressively working to discern between hemp and marijuana, including soliciting portable analyzers and undertaking research to help crime labs differentiate. Despite federal legalization of low-THC hemp, worries remain about the spread of intoxicating hemp products and the need for regulatory clarification. Lawmakers and stakeholders are pressing Congress to address uncertainties in hemp legislation, particularly those involving intoxication products and regulatory impediments to CBD marketing.


Proposed amendments to the Farm Bill also include steps to reduce regulatory burdens on hemp firms and lift limitations on individuals with prior drug offenses from participating in the industry.


Source: Marijuana Moment


Comentarios


bottom of page