Hemp is removed from the federal controlled substances act
The 2018 (December) Farm Bill permanently removed hemp from the Controlled Substances act. Hemp is now considered an agricultural commodity, and can no longer be classified as a controlled substance.
“SEC. 12619. CONFORMING CHANGES TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 102(16) of the Controlled Substances
Act (21 U.S.C. 802(16)) is amended—
‘‘(B) The term ‘marijuana’ does not include—
‘‘(i) hemp, as defined in section 297A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946…”
Section 297A redefines hemp to include its “extracts, cannabinoids and derivatives.”
Removal of Hemp in comparison to what is required to be a Schedule 1 controlled substance
(A) The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
(B) The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
(C) There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.
The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill supports hemp farmers in many ways and thereby makes our products possible.
- Licensed hemp production in all 50 states for any use.
- Access to federally backed farm support programs like Crop Insurance.
- Low-interest loans for new farmers and federal water access.
- Interstate transportation of hemp and hemp-derived products.
Although we are not attempting to provide legal advice, and certain cities and states may have different rules, As a Veteran Owned company we feel confident in the rules as they are written.