And November’s midterm elections, along with action by Congress late in 2018 to legalize hemp in the Farm Bill, brought even more changes to the landscape. Hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant with a negligible amount of the high-producing THC found in marijuiana.
Even though, thanks to the Farm Bill, hemp lost its status as a Schedule I drug – one that has no proven medical purpose and potential for abuse – marijuana did not. That means even though many states have legalized its use, the federal government still considers marijuana and CBD products derived from marijuana in almost any form to be illegal. But so far, federal law enforcement officials have not used their power to swoop in and shut down marijuana operations in states that have legalized it.
Marijuana & the States
Within days of the Farm Bill becoming law, the FDA issued a statement saying any hemp-based CBD product that is marketed as having therapeutic benefits or as a dietary supplement is illegal to sell unless the FDA has reviewed and approved it. Opening the marketplace, it seems, also opened the products to regulatory oversight.
It will carve out an exemption for traditional hemp plants, defined as having a maximum of 0.3% of THC, he says. “Those are no longer defined as controlled substances.”
The provision in the new Farm Bill, he says, clarifies “the legality of hemp-derived CBD.”
CBD will not make you ‘high’ like THC might; in fact it may mitigate some of the intoxicating effects of THC. CBD oil consists of a high-CBD cannabis extract in a carrier oil base, such as coconut-derived MCT oil.
Located in BC? Shop online for CBD oil and choose from a range of potencies – CBD-dominant products have a ratio of at least 2:1 CBD to THC and some products contain zero THC.
Shop CBD oil online
BC Cannabis Stores is the only legal place to buy CBD oil in BC online and we have a wide range of CBD oil from a variety of Health Canada approved Licensed Producers.
The non-intoxicating cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) has been creating a buzz recently. But what is CBD oil?
Smokeless and odourless CBD oils come with a dispenser for dropping oil under the tongue, swallowing it, or adding it to food and drinks. Some cannabis oils come in a spray format. CBD oils have already been activated, so there’s no need to heat them. CBD oils may have an earthy, nutty taste and natural terpene aromas. Adults aged 19 years and older can buy CBD oil online at BC Cannabis Stores.