Under the USDA Interim Final Rules, any laboratory testing THC concentration of hemp for compliance under the US Domestic Hemp Production Program is required to register with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). While USDA has issued Enforcement Guidance delaying enforcement of this requirment until October 31, 2021 or until publication of Final Rules, whichever comes first, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has now posted a directory of laboratories who are registered with the DEA. The directory is searchable by state.
Hemp producers are responsible for verifying with their state or tribe where their hemp may be tested, therefore the directory is for informational purposes only. If you are a DEA registered hemp testing laboratory and would like to be added to this directory there is an email address available for contact.
2018 vs. 2014 Farm Bill
The interim final rule governs the production of hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill. The interim final rule does not affect industrial hemp that was or is being cultivated under the 2014 Farm Bill programs. -USDA
Is your state operating under the 2018 Farm Bill or the 2014 Farm Bill? Have you prepared for the upcoming Program Rules changes? These are questions that you should not only be asking, but also be confident in answering when choosing a testing lab for your hemp products.
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