South Carolina Hemp Business & Legal News

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit from the Hemp Industries Association over an extraction rule that meany fear will wrongly criminalize temporary byproducts of the plant during production. The DEA says in a filing Tuesday that HIA is challenging “a hypothetical regulation or policy concerning manufacturing byproduct”
The Hemp Industries Association and a South Carolina CBD maker are trying to get U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to clarify whether it considers temporary byproducts of hemp production a Schedule 1 substance. In a filing Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington DC, HIA and RE Botanicals ask a judge to order the DEA to
Time is running out for public comment on a proposed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration rule that hemp industry supporters say wrongly criminalizes extracts from the plant. The comment period for the rule over the federal agency published August ends Tuesday. At issue is whether the DEA is simply updating its policies to comply with the 2018 Farm Bill,
Former Clemson University football coach Danny Ford is among five farmers suing a South Carolina hemp processing company, alleging the processor mishandled and ruined their crops. Ford and Tom Garrison, both Anderson County residents, were among the first 20 farmers given license to participate in South Carolina’s 2018 industrial hemp pilot program. Ford and Garrison
A hemp breeding company has developed a partnership with an independent laboratory to offer  genetics research and scientific research on consumer goods. The Hemp Mine, a hemp company that breeds hemp varieties and makes consumer hemp products based in Fair Play, South Carolina, is partnering with Allentown, Pennsylvania-based PHR Labs, LLC, an ISO-accredited laboratory that
Two Southern states have received federal approval for their hemp production plans under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s interim final rule for the 2020 season, while a Midwestern state has chosen to extend its 2014 pilot program. The USDA approved plans for South Carolina and West Virginia, bringing the total number of states approved under
Cannabis products seized in December in Wellford, South Carolina (Photo courtesy of Wellford Police Department) Police in South Carolina are saying suspicious behavior by drivers, unprofessional shipping practices and unsatisfactory paperwork caused them to seize a 183-pound shipment of hemp in December that they thought was marijuana. But the Texas hemp distributor who bought the