Hemp hemp horray, it's legal!

The era of hemp and CBD confusion is over!
The 2018 Farm Bill has passed.
What does this mean for you and our farmers?

• Hemp is now permanently removed from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). It is forever deemed an agricultural commodity and is no longer mistaken for marijuana.
• By redefining hemp to include its "extracts, cannabinoids and derivatives," Congress has removed hemp products (such as CBD) from the CSA.
• This means the DEA no longer has any possible claim to interfere with the interstate commerce of hemp products.
• While State and Tribal governments may impose separate restrictions or requirements on hemp or hemp products, they can't interfere with the interstate transport.
• Hemp farmers may now finally access needed crop insurance and may fully participate in the USDA programs for certification and competitive grants. This is a huge win for farmers.
• The FDA continues to exercise jurisdiction over the regulation of ingestible and topical hemp products.
• CBD derived from hemp is now clearly legal as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC. However, CBD derived from marijuana is still not legal on the federal level, nor are CBD products containing more than 0.3% THC.
• As a board member of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, we'll continue to watch for updates and let you know of any significant concerns.


Thank you to the US Hemp Roundtable for providing a summary of the Farm Bill as it relates to hemp. If you're interested in getting updates first-hand, sign up here to become a hemp supporter (you will be redirected to the U.S. Hemp Roundtable website).
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