USDA Final Rule on Hemp – Total THC – Delta 8 & Remediation.
SUMMARY: This final rule supersedes the interim final rule that established the Domestic
Hemp Production Program, as mandated by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018
Farm Bill). This rule includes regulations used by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to
approve plans submitted by States and Indian Tribes for the domestic production of hemp. This
rule also includes regulations on the Federal hemp production plan for producers in States or
territories of Indian Tribes that do not have their own USDA-approved plans. The program
provides requirements for maintaining records about the land where hemp is produced, testing
the levels of total delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, disposing of non-compliant plants, licensing
hemp producers, and ensuring compliance under the new program.
DATES: This rule is effective [INSERT DATE 60 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION
IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER].