IS CBD Legal?

The short answer is, YES!

CBD is derived from cannabis sativa, so a lot of people think it is the hemp plant marijuana comes from. However, while industrial hemp (RVDCBD uses) and marijuana may come from the same genus of cannabis plants, they are not the same plant. Because of they are different plants within the same family, industrial hemp by FDA standards is now legal to grow in the United States.

FDA regulation states, “Parts of the Cannabis sativa plant have been controlled under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) since 1970 under the drug class “Marihuana” (commonly referred to as “marijuana”) [21 U.S.C. 802(16)].” The FDA explains, Marijuana,” is listed in Schedule I of the CSA due to its high potential for abuse, which is attributable in large part to the psychoactive effects of THC and the absence of a currently accepted medical use of the plant in the United States.” However, in 2014, The Federal Farm Bill gave states the legal right to research and grow cannabis state-regulated agricultural pilot programs.

As a result of their research, in 2018 the new Farm Bill redefined hemp. “[Hemp is] the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.” In other words, hemp was removed from the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). IT IS LEGAL! If the plant and/or its derivatives contain no more than 0.3 percent THC, it is completely legal.” 

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Which States have legalized CBD?

Plain and Simple, CBD is legal in all 50 states. State law, however, dictates what is prohibited and what is not. Unfortunately, some states have not approved all CBD products. In some states gummies and edibles are still illegal. To Find out what your state has legalized read our article on State-to-State.

FDA Stance

If they’re legal, then why are there still FDA hoops to jump through? “FDA recognizes the potential therapeutic opportunities that cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds could offer and acknowledges the significant interest in these possibilities.” So why don’t they back them? Simply put, they don’t have enough data yet; therefore, it is currently a safety precaution. “Products that have not been subject to FDA review as part of the drug approval process have not been evaluated as to whether they work, what the proper dosage may be… how they may interact with other drugs, or whether they have dangerous side effects or other safety concerns.”

Safety First & Always

Before anything is safe, scientists need more information. Testimonials are not scientific proof. Approval requires multiple tests by multiple specialists. “The FDA continue[s] to facilitate the work of companies interested in appropriately bringing safe, effective, and quality products to market, including scientifically-based research concerning the medicinal uses of cannabis.” Cannabis, like any drug, needs safety regulations for producers, guidance for the public consumption, a general knowledge of how other drugs interact with it.

The FDA has not closed the book on the CBD and THC potential. They simply require more data on the gambit of potential side effects. Informed consent precautions are labor intensive. They take time plain and simple. The government has opened it up to companies to submit data and products to speed up the process. There is no doubt in my mind Cannabis will break free from the ugly, slanderous, misinformation propagated about it.  To be safe, thoroughly check the ingredients listed, check with your doctor, and always start small in the dose.

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With the ever-updating Farm Bill, hemp products like CBD are in high demand especially in the medical and nutritional fields. CBD has many health benefits and scientists are beginning to learn how this miracle plant combats a variety of illnesses. Because a mass amount of research is being done on CBD and its role in combating neuropathic diseases, as long as the research bears positive results, it’s just a matter of time before all the states are on board.

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