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CBD LIFE USA Healing Powers. Brief History and Info on CBD

CBD - A Brief History

CBD - What is It & Brief History

 Is Hemp-Derived CBD Legal?

Many people are confused over the legality of Hemp because it is not  readily available like other crops. Until 2014, federal law made it so  that only imported Hemp was legal in the U.S. This is why America has  been the largest importer of hemp products in the world, mostly from  China, Canada and Europe. 


Hemp contains many separate components that can create a wide  variety of effects. Cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD) have been  shown to be extremely beneficial in a broad scope of health applications  for the majority of the population. As opposed to other strains of  cannabis, Hemp is by law required to be below .3% THC.  


THC is the cannabinoid that is psychotropic and causes  euphoria, or the "high" often associated with cannabis.  Hemp is the  non-psychotropic version of cannabis and is actually considered a  "superfood." 


Hemp oils that are high in cannabinoids such as CBD, have recently  become highly popular due to the amazing evidence of their therapeutic  impact.  Millions of people are realizing and experiencing that the  neuroprotective, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory benefits of Hemp and  CBD can help benefit a wide variety of health challenges, including  anxiety, pain and inflammation, amongst others.


Why US Industrial Farm Hemp Products are Legal:

In 2014, the Agricultural Act of 2014 changed the legal status of  Hemp in the U.S. Section 7606 gave State Departments of Agriculture and  institutions of higher learning the ability to grow, cultivate, process,  and market Hemp as long as research projects were conducted in  accordance with corresponding state and federal laws.


Recent History and Legality of Hemp & CBD - Year by Year:

Pre-2014


Prior to 2014, all cannabis, including hemp, was not approved  federally; it was not regulated or lawful except under a DEA license as a  Schedule 1 drug / agricultural commodity (i.e., food).


A 2004 9th Circuit ruling where the Hemp Industries Association  won the right to import hemp products (expressly omitting inclusion of  the hemp flower) caused the importation of material sourced from Hemp  stalk and seed only to increase substantially. 


2014

US Farm Bill, Section 7606 created a federal structure for  industrial Hemp pilot programs at the state level to engage in the  growth, cultivation, and marketing of Hemp. Various state legislation  and regulatory structures provided the legal basis for low-THC Hemp  production.


2015

An amendment allowing for the movement of Hemp plant matter,  including seeds, across state lines was included in the  U.S.  Agricultural Appropriations Bill.


Congress passed the Omnibus Act, which prevented federal monies  from being spent to prohibit the transportation, processing, sale or use  of industrial Hemp that is grown or cultivated in accordance with  Section 7606 of the U.S. Farm Bill.


2016


Statement of Principles signifying the federal acceptance of  Hemp was issued by the USDA, in conjunction with co-signers from DEA/DOJ  and FDA/HSS


Federal politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch  McConnell, declared in writing, their support for Hemp as an  agricultural commodity.


2017

The 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill passed, including previous Hemp  language and clearly articulating state/international line  transportation.


2018

The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 was introduced and widely supported. It  has passed in the Senate and is expected to pass congress before the end of the year.


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