This is an unscheduled post, and I'll try to keep it short, but I felt it needed to be clarified.
Everyone seems to be going into a mad frenzy over how CBD's illegal now because of the Ninth Circuit Court's denial, on April 30th, of an appeal by the HIA (Hemp Industries Association) requesting review of the DEA's court ruling prior.
Hemp-derived CBD is NOT affected by this ruling, and remains legal for use in the US.
"The Ninth Circuit reaffirmed that the 2014 Farm Bill preempts control of hemp products."
This is not the best news in the world for progress of cannabis as a whole, but CBD products derived from industrial hemp are not included in this ruling.
The new Hemp Farming Act of 2018 proposed by Mitch McConnell will go further in protecting hemp as an agricultural commodity in the United States, for many, many purposes, CBD included. To make your voice heard and help pass legislation on this, the HIA requests that any and all supporters of hemp, or CBD, contact your Senators and Congressmen to urge them to co-sponsor S.2667 and HR 5485. I've provided a link below to a helpful letter created by the US Hemp Roundtable, addressed to your state representatives, to do just this.
CBD is important to me, personally, for many, many reasons, and hemp itself is ridiculously versatile in the range of purposes it can be used for. I hurried right over and sent my letters right before creating this quick post, to be honest. The outcome of Monday's court ruling was a bad one, but with this law we can bounce back and hemp (and in turn CBD) can be protected for use in the US.
What reasons do you have to support hemp?