The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp a federally recognized agricultural commodity. This change in classification provides the organic industry with an opportunity to diversify crops and create new products so long as all federal requirements are met.
CCOF will evaluate hemp products for compliance with USDA NOP regulations. Producers are responsible for following all additional federal and/or state and/or local laws that apply to CBD and other hemp derivative products, including labeling requirements.
For more information, read this Certification News article about hemp and hemp-derived products.