Hemp Industry Schedules National Day Of Action To Protest Hemp Foods Ban

Washington, DC: A coalition of activists will converge on Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offices nationwide on Monday, April 21, to protest the agency’s new regulations criminalizing hemp food products.

The DEA issued a final rule regarding the new regulations last month, and the ban is scheduled to take effect on April 21, 2003. The regulations – which are being challenged by the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – prohibit the possession and manufacture of any edible hemp seed or oil products, including snack bars, veggie burgers and salad oils, that test positive for trace levels of THC.

For more information on the upcoming day of action, please contact Nadine Bloch at (301) 891-3680.