Leaders In The Hemp Industry
Industrial hemp and its derived products now are legal on a federal level, and states will develop new regulatory plans.
The Controlled Substances Act (CSA), 21 U.S.C. § 802(16), generally defines “marihuana” as every part of the plant Cannabis sativa L.—except for mature stalks, ungerminated seeds and products made therefrom—and labels it Schedule I, a category for substances with no possible medical use. LSD, heroin, and MDMA are examples of other Schedule I narcotics.
2018 Farm Bill
The 2018 Farm Bill removed industrial hemp from the definition of “marihuana” in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Industrial hemp will not be entirely unregulated, however. The 2018 Farm Bill moves regulatory authority from the CSA and DEA to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA) and the Department of Agriculture. The AMA authorizes and directs the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out programs to assist the production, transportation and marketing of crops. Now that the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 is law, hemp will be treated the same as any other legal crop by the Department of Agriculture, with a few caveats based on its previous status as a controlled substance and the potential for unscrupulous growers to cultivate strains with high THC levels.
As part of the amendment, State and Tribal governments can create their own regulatory framework for industrial hemp production. Those plans must include:
- a practice to record and describe land on which hemp is grown;
- a procedure for testing THC concentration;
- a procedure for non-compliant product disposal; and
- a procedure for enforcing regulations.
Cannabis Business Times
- January 16, 2019
- Steve Levine and Benjamin Jones
As a result of having a high level of certification and import permits from the DEA, we have the capability of legally transferring the proprietary genetics to the USA from Australia. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture then takes possession of these genetics and the seeds are dispersed to contracted farmers for cultivation. This is contrary to the practices of many of our competitors, who’s CBD sources are ambiguous, non-certified, and untraceable.
Evidence & Recommendation
Products offered by Web Wellness Health are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and should not be used in diagnosing, treating and preventing disease. Web Wellness Health cannot provide recommendations pertaining to hemp-derived extracts in the treatment of diseases as there are currently limited amounts of research data and clinical evidence. We suggest you visit this NAS published report pertaining to recent evidence in cannabis analysis.