Cannabis is currently classed as a schedule 1 drug and is therefore illegal in most states. While some states such as California and Colorado have opened their doors and accepted recreational use, most states only allow the use of Cannabis for medical purposes or even worse, not at all. Unfortunately, the current Federal laws are preventing thousands, if not millions from receiving medical treatment.
2014 was a revolutionary year for the cannabis/hemp industry as Congress passed the Farm Bill, which defined industrial hemp as any part of the plant Cannabis Sativa L. possessing no more than .3% THC. The Farm Bill created a framework for hemp cultivation allowing the plant to be cultivated in specific states where it was legal under state law. For the first time in years, Federal laws in regards to hemp, were in line with state laws – in specific states. The Farm Bill also stated that any CBD oil possessing a THC concentration below .3% is not subject to the CSA.
This opened up a new market of CBD hemp products which are now developed from industrial hemp seeds and sold throughout the whole of the U.S and to most parts of the world.