Category: Lifestyle

Hemp commodity exchanges scramble to offer vetted trading platforms

It’s August and national hemp production rules have yet to be released, but the industry continues to develop new business options to fill the void for trade within the space. One new offering...

Are We Turning CBD Into ‘Snake Oil’?

B12 deficiency nearly caused my death in 2015; did you have any idea that’s something to worry about? Like me four years ago, you probably didn’t—and it’s largely due to a fellow...

Cannabis Events in Ontario, August 2019

Cannabis Events in Ontario, August 2019 Ontario always seems to have a lion’s share of cannabis happenings in the country, and this August shows no sign of letting up. Cannabis events span education,...

California MJ company teams with water developer for desert hemp venture

A Southern California marijuana company is teaming with a rural water projects developer to start growing hemp in the Mojave Desert.Glass House Farms of Carpinteria, California, says it has created a joint venture...

How Hemp CBD Products Are Made: CBD Protein Powder With Manitoba Harvest

This article is presented by Manitoba Harvest, dedicated to crafting quality hemp foods from seed to shelf. In the final episode of our How Hemp CBD Products Are Made video series, we learn how...

Editor’s Notebook: Why the hemp industry should heed cotton’s lessons and resist overproduction

Kristen Nichols is the editor of Hemp Industry Daily. (This is an abridged version of a column that appears in the July issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Hemp is worth 10 times as much as...

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH CBD? IT’S LEGAL EVERYWHERE, RIGHT?

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH CBD? IT’S COMPLETELY LEGAL EVERYWHERE, RIGHT? CBD, a naturally-occuring substance found in every variety of the cannabis plant, is touted for a bewildering array of potential therapeutic applications including inflammation, pain, anxiety, and depression. (Another substance found in cannabis you’ve probably heard of is THC — its psychoactive properties provide the “high” associated with marijuana and the U.S. Department of  Justice still touts it as a felony.) But what was a trickle of products containing CBD derived from marijuana burst through the Walgreens floodgates last November when CBD derived from hemp became legal following passage of the federal Farm Bill. Reversing 82 years of prohibition, Congress decreed that cannabis containing less than .3% THC would heretofore be known as hemp — and any products derived from it became legal to possess, own and transport in and among all 50 states. So why is there still so much confusion about the legal status of hemp-derived CBD products? For one thing, the federal Farm Bill didn’t magically do away with state laws outlawing hemp. That’s why grandmas with CBD oil at Disneyworld and truckers hauling hemp through Idaho still are being arrested. The U.S. Postal Service says it’s OK to mail CBD, and the TSA confirms you can fly with it, but if you’re not on federal property you could be violating state law. Even in states where hemp-derived CBD has become legal, if you are arrested and your CBD product exceeds the allowable state THC limit, you could be charged with state and federal crimes. How can you protect yourself?  By far the number one reason why hemp-derived CBD oils cause legal trouble is mislabeled product. Research the products you see advertised or are recommended to you, and purchase only quality, reputable brands that undergo third-party-testing. Look for recent lab reports available via QR code or on the product’s website, and labels that provide clear information on dosing/serving size. Be extra-vigilant if you buy CBD from a dispensary or in a legal state — there is a much greater chance the product is marijuana-derived, and therefore a much greater chance it exceeds .3% THC.  Until every state aligns its laws with federal hemp legalization (or cannabis is descheduled), the best way to avoid being caught in this legal conundrum is to have a high degree of confidence that the label on your product accurately reflects its contents. #CBD #hemp #hempderivedCBD #CBDproducts

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH CBD? IT’S LEGAL EVERYWHERE, RIGHT?

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH CBD? IT’S COMPLETELY LEGAL EVERYWHERE, RIGHT? CBD, a naturally-occuring substance found in every variety of the cannabis plant, is touted for a bewildering array of potential therapeutic applications including inflammation, pain, anxiety, and depression. (Another substance found in cannabis you’ve probably heard of is THC — its psychoactive properties provide the “high” associated with marijuana and the U.S. Department of  Justice still touts it as a felony.) But what was a trickle of products containing CBD derived from marijuana burst through the Walgreens floodgates last November when CBD derived from hemp became legal following passage of the federal Farm Bill. Reversing 82 years of prohibition, Congress decreed that cannabis containing less than .3% THC would heretofore be known as hemp — and any products derived from it became legal to possess, own and transport in and among all 50 states. So why is there still so much confusion about the legal status of hemp-derived CBD products? For one thing, the federal Farm Bill didn’t magically do away with state laws outlawing hemp. That’s why grandmas with CBD oil at Disneyworld and truckers hauling hemp through Idaho still are being arrested. The U.S. Postal Service says it’s OK to mail CBD, and the TSA confirms you can fly with it, but if you’re not on federal property you could be violating state law. Even in states where hemp-derived CBD has become legal, if you are arrested and your CBD product exceeds the allowable state THC limit, you could be charged with state and federal crimes. How can you protect yourself?  By far the number one reason why hemp-derived CBD oils cause legal trouble is mislabeled product. Research the products you see advertised or are recommended to you, and purchase only quality, reputable brands that undergo third-party-testing. Look for recent lab reports available via QR code or on the product’s website, and labels that provide clear information on dosing/serving size. Be extra-vigilant if you buy CBD from a dispensary or in a legal state — there is a much greater chance the product is marijuana-derived, and therefore a much greater chance it exceeds .3% THC.  Until every state aligns its laws with federal hemp legalization (or cannabis is descheduled), the best way to avoid being caught in this legal conundrum is to have a high degree of confidence that the label on your product accurately reflects its contents. #CBD #hemp #hempderivedCBD #CBDproducts