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Federal Deadlines Loom As DEA Receives Thousands Of Comments on Proposed Regulations

The deadline to send comment for those proposed regulations is October 20. So far, the agency has received more than 2,200 submissions—and about half of those concern one proposal that stakeholders worry could impact a lesser-known—but apparently increasingly popular—cannabinoid: delta-8 THC.

Four federal agencies currently have public comment periods open for proposed cannabis and drug-related regulations—with the deadline for cannabis research closing on Monday fr the FDA.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are each accepting input from stakeholders on separate proposed rules that they’ve published in recent weeks.

DEA submitted proposed regulations on hemp and CBD. In the interim final rule, the agency explains how it plans to redefine marijuana to exclude hemp, among other statutory changes. DEA emphasized throughout its proposal that the proposed regulations are only meant to align their policies with the Farm Bill, but some stakeholders suspect that they’re really setting the stage to crack down on the newly legal market.

The deadline to send comment for those proposed regulations is October 20. So far, the agency has received more than 2,200 submissions—and about half of those concern one proposal that stakeholders worry could impact a lesser-known—but apparently increasingly popular—cannabinoid: delta-8 THC.

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