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The Great CBD Debate - Part 1

 

 

By now, you have probably heard about cannibidiol, CBD for short, and all the legal issues surrounding it.  In this 5-part Series I want to talk about what some of the issues that are surrounding this wonderful and natural substance.

 

**DISCLAIMER: this is not to be used as legal advice. I am not a lawyer, consult with one if you feel the need before buying or selling CBD products in your state.**

 

The Farm Bill of 2014 is often referenced when making the claim that CBD made from industrial hemp is legal.  This bill only legalized a very narrow set of hemp cultivation activities in some states.  This list is ever changing and growing.  It is legal to grow hemp under a state pilot program or for academic research. It is also legal to cultivate under state law "in which such institution of higher education or state department of agriculture is located and such research occurs."  Well that doesn't apply to many of us.  However, I do not want you to think that CBD is illegal.  It isn't.  The bill was written in such a vague way that it is open to interpretation.  I want you to be aware of what is happening.

 

As long as you stay within the legal guidelines for your state and are under the 0.3% THC content (which is what we carry on our