U.S. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp After Decades-Long Ban Under Marijuana Prohibition
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June 29th, 2018. Yesterday, Forbes announced that hemp would finally become legal to grow in the United States under the Farm Bill, which was approved by Senate in a 86 – 11 vote. This law legalizes the cultivation, processing, and sale of industrial hemp in the United States.
Championed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Farm Bill distinguishes the difference between industrial hemp from marijuana plants, which contain high levels of THC (the compound responsible for cannabis’ psychoactive effects). Under this legislation, farmers will be able to grow industrial hemp, providing consumers nationwide the ability to purchase hemp derived products, like CBD oil, from locally-produced plants.
With overwhelming approval by Senate, other supports touted the benefits of the bill on a national economic standpoint. This is great progress for the industry and #cbdmovement. The CBDistillery is proud to provide hemp-derived CBD products that have the potential to change the world and are proud of our country for recognizing that.
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HIA vs. DEA: Why the Hemp Industry is suing the DEA over CBD Oil
The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is going to bat for hemp producers and consumers all over America against the DEA who is threatening the right to consume and produce hemp-based CBD and hemp oil products.
On December 14th, 2016 the DEA published a new rule establishing a new drug code for “marijuana extracts” stating that any extract from a cannabis plant, including cannabidiol “will be treated as a Schedule I controlled substance.”
The HIA and a group of petitioners are bringing this case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circut. The group insists that Congress already made CBD legal under the Agricultural Act of 2014.
While consumers continue to freely access CBD oil, the DEA’s rule has cast a shadow over producers and vendors, and this lawsuit could go a long way towards easing their worries.
With a hearing date set for February 15, 2018 in San Francisco, it could take several months for the court to come to any conclusions and rulings.
Colorado Members of Congress Side With Hemp Over DEA in Federal Appeals Court
January 18, 2018. In 2016 the DEA registered a Controlled Substances Code Number to cannabis extracts, regardless of their THC levels. Now, Colorado representatives Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis are siding with the Hemp Industry Association, who argues that the DEA’s stance violates federal laws allowing the production and distribution of hemp products.
World Health Organization Makes Their Recommendation: CBD Should Not Be A Scheduled Drug
December 14, 2017 – After more than a month of deliberation, regarding the scheduling of cannabidiol, the World Health Organization announced their recommendation that CBD should not be subject to international drug scheduling. This is based on evidence related to the benefits and risks of CBD.
Study: Nearly 70 Percent of Online CBD Cannabis Extracts Are Mislabeled
November 9, 2017 – Is your CBD company backing up their products? In a study of 84 CBD products sold online, only a third contained the amount of CBD listing on the label.
At The CBDistillery™, we consistently 3rd party test our products to ensure our customers are getting what they pay for. You can see all of our lab results for our products on each product page.
Industrial hemp industry still facing growing pains
November 20, 2017 – James Woolsey, the former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, spoke out this week about ending the federal prohibition and scheduling of industrial hemp in America. “It’s time to bring hemp back to America’s farms”. Woolsey went on to say, “today we are witnessing the renaissance of the industry. American farmers no longer have to stand by and watch one of the largest consumer markets in the world, industrial hemp products, be served by foreign providers.”
Is CBD Oil Allowed on Planes? Here’s What You Need to Know About Traveling With It
October 22, 2017. Can you bring CBD oil on a plane? A question we are often asked by CBDistillery customers. Here is some insight into traveling with CBD products and the complying the TSA requirements.
Colorado Leads County in Hemp Production, a Growing Field
November 1, 2017. According to Vote Hemp, Colorado leads the country in legal hemp acreage in 2017, with 7,500 acres of hemp farms.
Hemp Lawyer: FDA CBD Warning Letters Shouldn’t Alarm Industry
November 6, 2017. Last week the FDA issued warning letters to several online cannabidiol retailers that they will not tolerate medical claims stating that CBD has the ability to treat certain diseases or ailments. These claims include those made in customer testimonials, which the FDA requested were removed from each retailer’s website. In response to the FDA letters, Garret Graff of Hoban Law Group issued a statement saying, “The industry should not be alarmed…Many of the positions and much of the rhetoric by the FDA is not new.”