CBD rich hemp oil. Where is Your CBD Coming From?
CBD rich hemp oil with the CBD industry has really flourished over the past several months. With CBD regulations passing in many states and farmers planting the first legal Hemp crops in almost a century, it is safe to say hemp and CBD are at an all time “High”. But where is your CBD coming from? Is it safe, tested, or even legal? Well that really all depends. “CBD Rich Hemp” companies have been popping up everywhere these days. Most of these companies are forming right here in the US and are coming up with very unique ways to get CBD into our systems. We’ve seen products like CBD water, CBD dog treats, and just about everything in between. But where are they getting there hemp from? It can’t be from the US right? Or can it? Some sites claim they are using organic hemp grown within the US of A and could not be prouder. Sounds great, Hemp grown in the US represents so many great possibilities for american agriculture and could shape the future of farming in this country as we know it!
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There is only one little issue. This would be considered a federal offense. Here is why,
According to the NCSL ( National Conference of State Legislation) “A provision in the 2014 federal Farm Bill opened the door for universities and state departments of agriculture to begin cultivating industrial hemp for limited purposes. Specifically, the law allows universities and state departments of agriculture to grow or cultivate industrial hemp if: “ (1) the industrial hemp is grown or cultivated for purposes of research conducted under an agricultural pilot program or other agricultural or academic research; and (2) the growing or cultivating of industrial hemp is allowed under the laws of the State in which such institution of higher education or State department of agriculture is located and such research occurs.”The law also requires that the grow sites be certified by—and registered with—their state.
What this means is Hemp is only legal to grow for research and development at this time within the US. All other hemp grown in these “legal states” are regulated just like marijuana which means shipping CBD from state to state would be considered interstate drug trafficking on the federal level. Staying within a medical state and acquiring the proper permits would be needed to sell such products. We also cannot confuse CBD only laws that have been passed from state to state. Federally this is still considered a crime unless the CBD has been legally imported into the state.
What can we do then if we want to use this amazing compound. How do protect ourselves from breaking any federal rules and regulations? Look into legal alternatives such as THC and CBD derived from marijuana when in medicinal states, or legally imported CBD rich hemp from accredited overseas companies. Remember Hemp may be illegal to grow for commerce in the united states, but it has been a legal import for years.
Europe seems to be the safest bet so far for high quality CBD rich hemp oil and companies have already caught wind of it. Third party sites are mentioning how they have “ The finest European Hemp grown in some of the richest soil under the vast Scandinavian Mountain range”. As incredible as these sites make it sound, take note to always ask for all appropriate testing when trying to find a trustworthy CBD rich hemp source.
So remember even though it may be tempting, when buying local (American) in the CBD Industry, buyers beware…at least for now.