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Aug 19, 2018

Is CBD illegal to possess

CBD, or cannabidiol, is making raves online because of its claim to cure many conditions. The compound is being advertised everywhere, but its legality exists in a gray area. Unlike the lawfulness that was given to marijuana in some states, the legality for possessing cannabidiol is considered by many as tricky. Cannabidiol is a compound that was extracted from a cannabis plant, and it is one of its main components. It is freely available wherever you live, and it can be found on health and wellness sections across all supermarkets around the country. Cannabidiol is also sold online, and it can also be found inside pet stores. According to those who are selling cbd supplements, like cbd shampoos, and cbd cat treats, the wonder compound can induce anti-inflammatory properties, and it can also relieve pain and calm anxiety. The supplement can be used topically for muscle aches, or it can be taken orally.

Despite the presence of cannabidiol all over the country, the law does not confirm its legality. CBD oils came from hemp, which is the marijuana plant itself, but the difference is its inability to get people stoned. The Drug Enforcement Agency has designated cannabis as a controlled substance that is equivalent to meth and heroin. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, cannabidiol is still considered illegal because it comes from the marijuana plant. The fact that it is a controlled substance makes it illegal, but the farmers who are cultivating the plant from the states where it is legal are saying that the Farm Bill protects them.

The marijuana cultivation industry has grown tremendously. From $350 million last year, experts are saying that it would reach $1 billion in the year 2020. Cannabidiol is also making a buzz across the country, as Hollywood celebrities also advertise it. People can purchase the compound online, and it is also being added to a lot of products in the United States like cannabidiol infused coffee, candy, vape juice and shampoo. Even the World Health Organization stated that cannabidiol is not dangerous, and it was recently removed from the list of prohibited substance released by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Hemp farmers are pointing out that cultivating marijuana is legal, as per the 2014 Farm Bill. They stated that growing the plant for research is legal, and they are also working with universities to help them with their cultivation efforts. 40 states in the United States have already passed a law that would allow the farmers to cultivate marijuana, only if they are partnering with universities or state agricultural departments in a pilot program. Out of the 40 states that have already passed the law for marijuana cultivation pilot programs, on 19 have an active program as of the present. The remaining ten states which did not pass a law for the protection of farmers cultivating marijuana will still charge them with a felony if there are caught cultivating the plant in these states.

Experts are also advising the marijuana farmers to indicate on their products that the Farm Bill protects it. However, the Drug Enforcement Agency is arguing that marijuana plants cultivated under the Farm Bill can’t be sold. However, manufacturers of cannabidiol products are claiming that there might be a law, but it is currently tolerated, and they can still cultivate the plant and sell products derived from it afterward.

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