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Colorado company claims it has developed world’s first zero-THC, high-CBD hemp cultivar

A Colorado-based company claims it may have the solution for ensuring hemp does not run afoul of U.S. requirements related to THC: make sure the cultivar contains none of the psychoactive compound.

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Hemp — which offers promise as a windfall for CBD production — needs to adhere to certain rules to be considered hemp at all.

The so-called 2018 Farm Bill, which was signed into law on Dec. 20 of that year, demands that hemp contain no more than 0.3 per cent THC “on a dry weight basis,” notes a fact sheet from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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