Is Hemp and CBD Legal in all 50 States?
LEGAL ACROSS THE STATES AND WORLDWIDE
Hemp Oil and CBD Oil are legal all across the U.S when sold as a dietary supplement. Because our hemp oil products are categorized as dietary supplements in the United States, we comply with the FDA’s DSHEA guidelines and cannot endorse any specific medical benefits of Hemp Oil or Hemp Extract. To further comply with FDA regulations, do we provide a Daily Value (%DV) for any of our products. We encourage you to browse the thousands of reputable studies regarding Hemp published online and talk with your doctor to see if Hemp Oil OR supplement is right for you.
Cannabis sativa (INDUSTRIAL HEMP) if under .3% THC content, is classified as legal for academic and educational purposes, according to federal law. What is commonly referred to as cannabis (or medical marijuana) contains THC levels with levels above .3% and can extend into levels between 15-30% THC. Remember, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive component of cannabis. Without these higher THC levels, there are no psychoactive effects for you and you will pass a drug test.
In 2014, President Obama signed into law the Agricultural Act of 2014. Section 7606 of the act, Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research, defines industrial hemp as distinct from marijuana. This authorizes institutions of higher education or state department’s of agriculture in states that legalized hemp cultivation to regulate and conduct research and pilot programs. Basically, it’s up to the states to regulate the growth per their own State Departments.
If a plant is deemed legal (where the determining factor is a THC level under .3%) that then makes all products made from the source material legal as well. Did you ever wonder why hemp lotion 15-20 years ago was legal but “smoking weed” wasn’t? It’s all about the THC levels your lotion doesn’t have.
There are 33 states with laws regulating Hemp include: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.
There are 24 states that have defined industrial hemp as distinct from other strains of cannabis and removed barriers to its production.
As of early 2017, 14 of these regulated 33 states legally produce hemp seeds. The federal designation indicated hemp could be grown for industrial or academic applications. These 14 states (CA, CO, IN, KY, MA, MO, ND, OR, SC, TN, VT, VA, NC and WV) are producing hemp seeds for industrial use. While regulations and agricultural standards are still developing in America, European sourced is still the ideal choice for the consumers. Ideal conditions, more experience, and refinement of regulations to ensure safety and quality lend more trust to you, our consumer.
OUR CBD Oil COMES FROM INDUSTRIAL HEMP
CBD Oil is just another discovery of hemp’s uses that help improve daily life. For years, hemp products have been available for purchase. Shampoos, lotions, clothes, shoes, and more. These plants are even used for phytoremediation to reduce radiation levels from nuclear waste. For Earth, or for its inhabitants, hemp is healthy. Hemp Extract is a healthy addition to increase the wellness of your life. Now, Hemp Extract can be used with food, drink, on your favorite snack, in lotions, topicals, shampoos, vaporizers, and more by the year. If you asked mom and dad “Is Hemp legal?” decades ago they would have said oh yea!
Hemp goes back as one of the oldest crops in human history. Why is it so popular? For starters, it requires half the water (even less for some crops!) of wheat and can be grown without pesticides. For health enthusiasts or anyone generally considerate of the environment, this is a great news. This crop can then be used for nutrition as a great fiber source! The whole seeds are healthy for complete proteins and omegas, concentrated antioxidants, vitamins, and other healthy nutrients. Outside of the United States, hemp is grown as an industrial crop on a large scale. In Europe, for example, we reviewed over 3,000 cultivars before selecting the right farm for us.
Hemp Oil can also contain nearly ZERO amount of THC. If this were coffee it’s all in the grind. It still is, figuratively, for Hemp Extract. We developed a product from listening to our customers that needed 100% certainty their oil didn’t contain trace amounts of THC. Like who? First responders, athletes, military personnel, or anyone that wants 100% confidence they’re consuming only Hemp Extract.
- Becca Norris