USDA Greenlights Modified Hemp Variant Free from CBD, THC

April 2, 2024 09:05:00

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) recently gave the green light to genetically engineered hemp that doesn’t produce cannabidiol (“CBD”) or tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”). This is the second genetically engineered variety of hemp to receive approval from the USDA. A low CBD-and THC strain by Growing Together Research was approved by the agency last year.

Hemp, under the 2018 Farm Bill, is defined as the cannabis sativa plant and any part with nothing more than 0.3% delta-9 THC concentration on dry weight basis. Anything above this limit…


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