A San Francisco appeals court on April 17 blocked the Drug Enforcement Agency from implementing a ban on hemp food products. The ban had been slated to go into effect April 21 and would have prohibited the sale of hemp foods and soaps containing hemp seed oil imported for manufacturing. The problem? These products may contain trace amounts of naturally occurring THC, the main psychoactive substance in marijuana. The court?s stay gives a trade group for the small but growing hemp food and body care products industry several months to prepare a legal challenge to the DEA?s proposed clampdown.