Growing hemp in the US will be different next year, whether or not Congress finally gets its act together and passes the 2018 Farm Bill with its new hemp provisions.
Research suggests that some cannabinoids may, in fact, increase focus, suppress appetite and keep users awake.
One thing that appears to have gone unnoticed in all of the front page articles is the fact that Canada is not the largest jurisdiction in the world in which recreational (adult use) marijuana is lawful.
To say that all CBD is unlawful because it is a derivative of Cannabis is nonsensical; there are lawful and unlawful types of Cannabis.
The “Regulatory Status of Cannabidiol in the United States: A Perspective”, an article I co-wrote with Dr. Jamie Corroon, was published this week in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a peer reviewed journal.
Congress has not yet enacted the 2018 Farm Bill. It is likely to pass within the next 8 weeks or so. However, what is the current legal status of industrial hemp now that the 2014 Farm Act has expired?
Canada is clearly leading the way on global cannabis reform; the question remains will the United States follow suit quickly enough to capitalize on this nascent market before Canada asserts its dominance as a global provider of quality hemp and marijuana products?
We can expect a bumpy ride until the 2018 Farm Bill is passed. So, buckle in and hold on for the next few months. Change is coming.
Marijuana retailers in Oregon have until April 1, 2019 to become compliant with the new labeling rules.
Regardless of the way this document has been used, the Joint Statement is not a reliable document on policy or law.