South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem dashed the hopes of hemp advocates this week when she vetoed a bill that would have created an industrial hemp program in the state. The state’s House of Representatives attempted to override the veto, but were unable to get the votes necessary to do so.
On Wednesday, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced his resignation, citing the toll the job takes on family life. The resignation could be a setback for the CBD industry, which is eagerly awaiting clarification from the FDA on how CBD will be regulated in the future.
Twelve members of Congress sent a letter to the head of the FDA this week, asking for the agency to release updated guidance on CBD for food, drugs, and cosmetics. The lawmakers demanded a response by the end of the week, but as of this writing, the FDA has not
This week, the US Hemp Roundtable launched an online State Action Center. This interactive tool will make it easier for hemp and CBD advocates to keep up to date on hemp-related issues, and helps visitors to contact their state legislators directly. Thanks to a newly announced deal between Simon Property