Congress passed a sweeping agriculture bill on Wednesday, December 13, 2018. This bill gives the legislative approval needed to make CBD legal at the federal level.
CBD, the non-psychoactive byproduct of hemp, is now available in retail stores for their consumers who have wanted to buy these products!
This bill also allows farmers to grow industrial hemp legally.
Yes, consumers have been purchasing CBD products within the states where CBD is permitted, but the federal legality question still hovered because the Drug Enforcement Agency previously had classified CBD as a ‘Schedule 1’ controlled substance (meaning the federal government did not believe it had medical value and risked being highly addictive and thus, classified it with other drugs they deemed similar like LSD and heroin).
The times are changing due to the results of the many studies that have been done and are currently underway on CBD. Many in the medical and scientific field believe CBD can be potentially helpful for certain health conditions and issues. Most notably, it’s been proven to reduce the number of seizures in people who suffer from 2 devastating forms of epilepsy (See previous article on the FDA’s approval of the drug ‘Epidiolex’).
Thousands of CBD products can be found online and in retail stores. Still, many consumers may still have been uncertain and are still wondering if the products are even legal and whether they’re breaking the law if they were to purchase them.
The full 2018 Farm Bill is a package of programs estimated to cost $876 billion dollars over a span of 10 years. It touches almost every aspect of farming, food, and food production in the U.S.
The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 and was signed into law later that month by President Trump. The “Hemp Farming Act” as included in the Farm Bill will not only legalize domestic hemp, but it will also allow state departments of agriculture to be responsible for its oversight. The bill allows each state to decide if it wants to approve the sale of CBD products from hemp within its borders and effectively removes CBD derived from agricultural hemp from the DEA’s list of controlled substances.
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