OVERVIEW OF HEMP-DERIVED CBD COMPLIANCE

Hemp, by law, is required to be very low in tetrahydrocannabiloc (THC), is the non-psychotropic version of cannabas with superfood status.  In 2003, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wrote patents on some of the cannabinoid molecules found in hemp, referring to them as "antioxidants and europrotectants."

Recently, hemp oils high in cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) have gained fame due to the amazing evidence of their miraculous neuroprotective impact on little Charlotte Figi's life - displayed to the world by CNN and sold under the Charlotte's Web brand.  Now, millions realize that these neuroprotective, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory benefits extend to a variety of health applications, including neurological issues like mild anxiety, pan from exercise-induced inflammation, and dozens more significant issues.

Many Americans are confused over the legality of hemp.  Until 2014, only imported hemp was legal in the U.S. according to federal law. Thus, America is the largest importer of hemp products in the world, mostly from China, Canada and Europe.

There are only three ways to legally acquire cbd in the u.s.: 

IMPORT:

It is currently legal to import cannabidiol processed from hemp stalks and seeds, in accord with a 2004 9th Circuit court decision.  Imported CBD extracted from the hemp flower is not in compliance with current importation under this decision.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM:

CBD extracted from cannabis can be acquired in a state with a legal medical marijuana program.  This CBD cannot move across state lines.  As a controlled substance, it is limited to serving only those residing in that state.

VIA A DOMESTIC HEMP PROGRAM:

The most beneficial way to acquire CBD in the U.S. is from a legal hemp program in a state that is fully compliant with Federal Farm Bill section 7606.  The State of Louisiana has the best legislative and regulatory pathway to empower hemp programs to grow, cultivate, process, and market hemp and hemp-derived CBD.  The Louisiana Department of Agriculture (LDA) clearly articulates that the hemp flower is to be processed as an agricultural commodity-in other words, as food.

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