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Old 01-27-2020, 08:52 PM #1
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Hemp Industry Friends,

Hopefully you've heard, perhaps you haven't, but the USDA is currently considering regulations that will hurt small-medium sized hemp farmers in our industry.

You can find the proposed regulations and comment here:
https://www.regulations.gov/document...C-19-0042-0001

What's so bad about these proposed regulations? Here are my concerns:

1. Sampling via DEA registered labs only
2. Sampling via top 2 inches of the hemp flower only
3. 15 day harvest rule
4. Strict 0.3% THC limit
5. 3 strike penalty system for sampling inadvertently hot (over 0.5% THC) 3x within 5 years = banned for 5 years

Source: Phytonyx urges hemp farmers to oppose new USDA regulations
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Old 01-27-2020, 10:01 PM #2
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The penalty for testing hot is absolute bull shit and intentionally prevents individuals from being able to breed new lines. If you can't test 2,000 plants without a penalty being levied for isolating the ones that need to be discarded from the breeding program.

This is what happens when the FEDs get involved in anything. The more you let politicians decide, the more they will prevent the common man from having any means of creating an existence outside of being dependent upon their handouts.

I've written several letters about this issue already to both state and federal level officials.



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Old 01-27-2020, 11:08 PM #3
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If they are serious about testing it should be like 10-15% CBD minimum. not the other way around
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Hemp Industry Friends,

Hopefully you've heard, perhaps you haven't, but the USDA is currently considering regulations that will hurt small-medium sized hemp farmers in our industry.

You can find the proposed regulations and comment here:
https://www.regulations.gov/document...C-19-0042-0001

What's so bad about these proposed regulations? Here are my concerns:

1. Sampling via DEA registered labs only
2. Sampling via top 2 inches of the hemp flower only
3. 15 day harvest rule
4. Strict 0.3% THC limit
5. 3 strike penalty system for sampling inadvertently hot (over 0.5% THC) 3x within 5 years = banned for 5 years

Source: Phytonyx urges hemp farmers to oppose new USDA regulations
Oh snap! #1-5 sound brutal and a bureaucratic nightmare. Sounds like it's Big Pharma (or in this case, Big HEMP!).
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Between the FDA regulating anything taken orally, including, pet treats, and law enforcement mandating and enforcing incredibly restrictive rules (laws) on everything else, Small Hemp is in real trouble.

At least here in the southeast it is already catastrophic for farmers and small processors. All the enthusiasm is gone. Most will not replant this spring, as last years crop sits in barns ,warehouses, wherever, unable to find a way forward. Every day desperate farmers call processors trying to unload crops, it's called biomass, and it can only be turned into crude and then value added up the chain. Farmers planted last year thinking they would get up to 800$/# if things went good. They did not. After the vaping scare, and with an onslaught of pressure from law enforcement, the smokable flower market has collapsed and the new FDA regs will make it way worse, if not impossible. All edibles, all products, will have to comply or face legal problems.

Biomass is selling for as low as 8 dollars a pound, and crude is piling up by the barrel at all processors who cannot unload it fast enough. The largest of the small processors in Kentucky, who was light years ahead of almost everyone in the east because of Kentucky's early hemp laws filed chapter 11 on Friday. Many farmers planted hemp instead of corn, they invested in facilities and equipment, mortgaged their farms and homes. A cold man could look out and say you take risks, sometimes it doesnt work out.
But it's definitely sad to see so much hope crushed in such a short time.

What path forward?? I think the path is being paved for big wall street money to totally control the cannabinoid market, top to bottom. We know several venture groups connected to heavy hitters who have large positions in CBD MD, and other publicly traded, but tightly held stock. Kathy Ireland, a former model who is also a billionare, owns Level Brands, a large, connected branding machine that has very high profile investors from wall street and Hollywood, and she is in big in CBD and is determined to be the one who supplies Walmart, Riteaid, CVS, Kroger, whoever, with the government approved, FDA certified sticker and her smiling face on the label.
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