On Thursday, President Trump signed into law the farm bill, which contained a provision legalizing hemp, a species of cannabis that CBD can be extracted from but that isn’t psychoactive.
Historically, hemp has been illegal to sell or grow in the US, although it’s legal to buy from international sources.
Hemp is now legal.
That’s big news for CBD.
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When did hemp become legal?
Its provisions were incorporated in the 2018 United States farm bill that became law on December 20, 2018. In late March 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would introduce legislation legalizing hemp production in his state, Kentucky, and nationally.
Is hemp legal in the US 2019?
Legal Hemp In 2019 May Be A Boon For Stressed Out American Farmers. The 2018 Farm Bill, which includes language that legalizes hemp across the U.S., was signed into law this week by President Trump. The stroke of that pen unleashes a potential economic dynamo for American farmers.
Is hemp legal in all 50 states?
Hemp Now Federally Legal Across All 50 States, Hemp, Inc. That means hemp is no longer considered a Schedule 1 substance and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will no longer be able to interfere with the interstate commerce of hemp products.
What states allow hemp?
California, Colorado, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming all permit licensed growers to produce industrial hemp for commercial purposes.