CBD and Hemp– Legal or Illegal

As legal marijuana has become one of the most popular positions in the country and the search result with ‘CBD near me’ is high, lawyers have urged more states to legalize cannabis completely.

Although currently, only nine states have legalized marijuana, the weed industry has had an enormous growth year. The fact that products containing CBD are becoming increasingly popular is mostly the reason. CBD, short of cannabidiol, is one of the many compounds of a cannabis plant and has a natural fit for both the medicinal and recreational weed due to its potential to help with pain, convulsion, and anxiety.

The situation is admittedly confusing, with a lot of misinformation and contradictions between federal and state law. Let's try to solve things by answering some questions concerning hemp, CBD and what's changed recently in federal law.

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About Hemp

Hemp is a variation of the sativa cannabis plant, which is cultivated for industrial use. For thousands of years, people have been making clothes, paper, and many other products using fibers of hemp from the stems of the plant and have also been using its seeds as a food source. In the US, hemp farming, however, had become impossible legally for most of the past century, due to heavy regulation and taxation of Hemp, which date back to the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act and, subsequently, the 1970 Controlled Substance Act.

The Agriculture Act of 2014 laid the groundwork for the loosening of restrictions on hemp, allowing hemp to be cultivated for research purposes. The Farm Bill 2018 now opens these doors more broadly so that licensed farmers can grow and transport hemp across state lines, by agreements and regulations between the states and the federal government.

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About Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol (CBD) along with THC is one of more than 100 ‘phytocannabinoids’ in the plant. The amount of THC in CBD oil is trivial, but its share is quite notable in growing recreational marijuana. THC means more of an ‘elevation’, while CBD, which can counteract specific effects of THC, has no euphoric effects and can interfere with the high level that THC produces. CBD-laden marijuana, for the most part, wasn't what leisure users look for.

The legislation of 2018 provides for the large commercial production of hemp and eliminates restrictions on the transport of hemp products, including CBD, across state lines. Farm Bill does not explicitly limit, as long as the product itself complies with a very simple set of restrictions in terms of possession, transportation or sale of hemp-derived products at the federal level.

First, The plant of cannabis which must contain less than 3% of tetrahydrocannabinol and be grown for CBD and another hemp products to be federally classified as 'legal'. This is the low - THC - category of hemp that comes from the cannabis sativa plant.

Second, the new law is governed by tight regulations for hemp growers, farmers, and producers. Section 10113 invites States to submit to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Department (USDA) their regulatory plans. If not, a regulatory program run by the federal government will be put in place and violators may face penalties.

CBD is now deleted from the controlled substances list. Now, cannabidiol is considered legal in all countries although it still has FDA controls and must be manufactured under the Farm Bill.

Because we, CBD Plus, believe in the value that they have for our customers, we produce quality CBD products. Rest assured, our businesses are entirely legal. Talk to us today; get our products from our CBD stores in Oklahoma. Your questions, comments, and thoughts will be appreciated.

**Disclaimer: The content above does not create a healthcare provider-patient relationship nor intends to offer medical advice.