Just wanted to open up a conversation about the regulations that came out today by the USDA! Looks like they’ll be testing for Total THC and not Delta 9 from what I can tell. Also seems as though every hemp farmer in the future will have to have their crop tested by the government BEFORE it can be harvested which could create some real bottle necks at the most stressful time of year for farmers! Interested to hear opinions on the matter!
Thanks for posting this!
Here’s some more specifics about the federal ruling:
“If the reported delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol content concentration level on a dry weight basis is 0.35% and the measurement of uncertainty is +/- 0.06%, the measured delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol content concentration level on a dry weight basis for this sample ranges from 0.29% to 0.41%,”
“Because 0.3% is within the distribution or range, the sample is within the acceptable hemp THC level for the purpose of plan compliance.”
If the THC content is found to be unacceptable, however, it must be destroyed by someone authorized under the Controlled Substances Act to handle marijuana, such as a DEA registrant. A USDA official confirmed on a press call Thursday that hemp that falls outside of the acceptable THC level will not be covered by federal crop insurance”.
I am curious how federal agents will follow up with “hot hemp” (not total THC compliant) crops, and will growers now rush to get their non-USDA approved crops out of their hands before Sonny Perdue comes knocking at their door?