Congress appropriations bill includes almost $20 million earmarked for implementation of hemp provisions of the 2018 farm bill. With $2 million allocated for the research of hemp. $1 million is allocated in order to implement a crop insurance program for the upcoming planting season. This bill is also directing the FDA to “perform a sampling study of the current CBD marketplace to determine the extent to which products are mislabeled or adulterated” within 180 days and provide a report to congress.
Farmer’s take: all of these updates are welcome news to us! Especially the portions regarding testing for product consistency and crop insurance. We would have liked to see more funding allocated to research on CBD and other cannabinoids but it is definitely a step in the right direction