The FDA could take years to settle its official position on CBD including any formal regulations limiting production and sale, according to Ecofibre’s chief science officer Alex Capano, leaving consumers with few assurances about product quality in the meantime.

Normally, farmers are viewed as being opposed to regulation. Ask any row crop producer or cattle grazier about how laws pertaining to things like water quality, food safety, and animal health affect their operations for better or for worse and you may be in for an earful.

But in the case of hemp producers, who recently scored a major win in the 2018 Farm Bill with the legalization of industrial hemp, regulation could be their salvation, particularly when it comes to the booming market for CBD products.

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