Moving forward, we expect the laws to continue to change across federal and state legislature as more people demand access to this safe and effective supplement.
Marijuana plants are considered a Schedule I drug in the United States — putting it in the same classification as heroin and fentanyl — two of the most dangerous drugs in America.
Let’s explore this important distinction in more detail.
What Does the Future Look Like For CBD Products In the United States?
In the past, we had a list for illegal states, which included North Dakota, Nebraska, Idaho, and Iowa — but these states have since changed their laws to allow CBD either medicinally or over the counter as a health supplement.
In light of these reports, the world has started opening up to the use of CBD as a health supplement. But with some caveats related to the psychoactive compounds in the cannabis plant — namely THC.
It wasn’t until recent years that marijuana regulation was revisited. The first changes were to support medicinal use and research. In 2014, then-President Barrack Obama passed the Agricultural Act of 2014. Section 7606 of the Act outlined the legal classification of hemp and allowed the use of industrial hemp for research purposes.
The reason CBD has so many uses comes down to its ability to interact with this centrally-regulating endocannabinoid system. This has a trickle-down effect on the rest of the body, assisting in the regulation of other organ systems all around the body.
New Hampshire – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
Connecticut – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
What Is CBD Used For?
It depends on whether you’re flying domestically or internationally.
The FDA approves the use and distribution of CBD products with less than 0.3% THC.
Since both of them are cannabinoids, they are beneficial to the body and they can help treat pain, seizures, and reduce anxiety. However, THC has some psychoactive effects and it is one of the main reasons why smoking weed or taking marijuana can get you high.
“This is the best day of my life,” he told WTHR, which has been reporting on Ndiaye’s case and the confusion surrounding CBD laws in Indiana.
Mamadou Ndiaye was facing jail time and a $1,000 fine for marijuana possession. But Ndiaye possessed only CBD oil – a substance that was legalized by the state legislature last month. Thanks to the new CBD law, the prosecutor and judge both decided to dismiss the case.
Then, there’s HIA v. DEA – a lawsuit by a hemp trade association that challenges the agency’s classification of CBD as a Schedule I substance. Federal judges at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case earlier this year. Clearly, attorneys representing hemp businesses have a different interpretation of federal law than the DEA.
“It would not be an appropriate use of federal resources to go after a mother because her child has epileptic seizures and has found something that can help and has helped. Are they breaking the law? Yes, they are. Are we going to break her door down? Absolutely not. And I don’t think she’ll be charged by any U.S. Attorney,” DEA spokesperson Rusty Payne told the Indiana news station.
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell announced last month that he would introduce a bill to legalize hemp on the federal level.