In Italy, the cultivation and the industrial use of hemp has a long tradition and recent changes in the law have led to a revival. While a law enacted in 2016 promotes the cultivation of hemp as a means to preserve biodiversity and to reduce the environmental impact in agriculture, hemp-derived products for human consumption

Many food and beverage companies are assessing the use of hemp-derived ingredients in their products in light of the 2018 Farm Bill provisions excluding “hemp” from the definition of marijuana under the federal Controlled Substances Act. At the same time, regulators at both the federal and state level continue to explore and develop regulatory frameworks

This post summarizes several regulatory developments related to cannabis and cannabisderivatives, including cannabidiol (CBD). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it will hold a public meeting on May 31, 2019 and open a docket for public comments to obtain scientific data and information about the safety, manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale