Unlike marijuana in Oregon and California, hemp and CBD have been made legal at the federal level through the Farm Bill. The legislation allows for the cultivation of hemp broadly. The new Farm Bill implements no limits on the transport, possession or sale of hemp-derived items, provided that those products are created in a manner by the law.
The legislation also allows hemp-derived items to be transferred across state lines. The new Farm Bill has a lot of restrictions that should be observed by anyone interested in the purchase, sale or possession of hemp-derived items.
One of these restrictions is that hemp can’t have more than 0.3% THC. Cannabis plants that contain more than 0.3% THC would be considered marijuana or non-hemp cannabis. Under section 10113 of the legislation, departments of agriculture are required to create a plan that should be submitted to the state’s Secretary of USDA.
If a state chooses not to develop hemp regulatory program, USDA will devise a regulatory program under which hemp cultivators in that state should follow a federally-run program and apply for licenses.
The Farm Bill holds collective state-federal regulatory power over the cultivation of hemp. It also outlines activities that qualify violations of federal hemp law, possible punishments for such actions and options for violators to comply with the law. The Farm Bill frameworks activities that are considered felonies under the law. In other words, the legislation legalizes hemp, but it doesn’t devise a system wherein people can cultivate it as freely as possible. This means that hemp will be highly controlled crop in the US for both industrial and personal production.
Under the Farm Bill, hemp will be treated like any other agricultural commodity. Hemp farmers will be treated like any other farmer as well. They will be protected under the Federal Crop Insurance Act, so hemp farmers will receive assistance when they face crop losses or crop termination.
The new Farm Bill aims to continue hemp research. Hemp is now categorized under the Critical Agricultural Materials Act, and this provision recognizes the opportunity, significance, and diversity of the plant as well as the products that can be obtained from it. This provision also recognizes that there’s still a lot to learn about the hemp plant and hemp-derived products from the market and commercial perspectives. Section 7605 broadens the protection for hemp research as well as the conditions under which such research should and can be performed.
The Truth about Legalization of Cannabidiol (CBD)
Cannabidiol remains a Schedule I substance, but the Farm Bill creates exceptions to this status in specific situations. The legislation ensures that any hemp-derived CBD will be authorized, if and only that hemp is grown in a way consistent with the Farm Bill, association state regulations and associated federal regulations. The hemp plant should be grown by a licensed grower as well. All other CBBs grown or cultivated in any other setting is illegal. The only exception is FDA- approved pharmaceutical-grade CBD products.
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