ODA Requires Hemp to be Tested to the Same Standards as Marijuana

May 11, 2022

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) adopted temporary administrative rules on May 9, 2022, that state all hemp commodities or products used for human consumption must be tested to the same standards as marijuana as established by the the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  The ODA defines human consumption as:

  • eating/drinking,
  • smoking, or
  • applications to skin/hair.

The OHA adopted new testing rules on March 31st of this year and the ODA wants to harmonize their hemp testing rules with the rules for cannabis/marijuana.  This will help reduce confusion for everyone, growers, testing labs and consumers.

The ODA will utilize the rule making process later this year to make these temporary rules permanent.   Look for that announcement if you want to have input on the rules.

The new rules are here Post-harvest hemp testing temp. rules

If you have any questions, contact us through our web site or at 503-234-2694.

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