What is Cannabidiol?
This is probably the single most frequently asked question…
While we can not make medical claims on this website about its medicinal benefits due to current legislation,
a quick google search will show you just how many people think it has a significant value…
Here’s what Hightimes Magazine says about it…
“Cannabidiol (CBD) holds the key to the wide variety of medicinal and therapeutic effects marijuana offers, all with zero toxicity to humans.”
Rolling Stone recently referred to it as the “unexpected star of legalized pot”
and not too long ago back in 2014 The CBD Project was calling it “The Marijuana Miracle”.
So… What is it exactly and is all this hype true?
The Short Answer is: Yes it’s true… CBD is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found within various strains of Cannabis in various amounts. CBD while only one of the over 80 Different Cannabinoids can constitute up to 40% of the overall plants cannabinoid content. CBD has very many health benefits while having no Psychotropic or mind altering effects. (ie No high.)
Research is well underway around the world for its medical benefits, with Israel, Netherlands, Uraguay, Chech Republic, Canada and Spain
leading the way. If you are interested in reviewing some studies, please visit our CBD Research Studies Page for more information.
In 2013 a review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, shows studies have found CBD to possess many medical properties and is worth a read.
Needless to say, over the years there has been a lot of misinformation about Cannabis, dare I say outright disinformation…
If Cannabis has medical benefits, (which it obviously does due to its millennia of use – the government’s own patents & current drug trials) – why has it been categorized as schedule 1, with “no medical benefit” for the past 80 years… the answer to that question friends is Fear, Greed and Corruption.
Between the Corporate interests of the Paper industry, Plastic Industry, Chemical Industry, Gas Industry, Tobacco Industry, Alcohol Industry, Automotive Industry, Textile Industry, Medical / Pharmaceutical Industry and Hemps many uses within all of those, it’s no wonder why propaganda about this plant has filled the headlines and the heads of everyone in both world governments and its citizenry alike.
These Industries feared Cannabis and thought they would loose business and become obsolete. Rightfully so, they may have.
For a Brief history on Marijuana Watch the Video Below.
It’s only now that the worlds rainforests have suffered mass deforestation, oil production is controlled by international criminal cartels who finance terrorism worldwide, and tobacco, alcohol & opiate epidemics have wrecked havoc on the well being of citizens, that the american public and patriots have finally pushed back on these corporate interests and demanded change.
Luckily the days of reefer madness are almost behind us and as of recent news, sane, logical and more appropriate laws are being written into the books which will allow for Hemps national de-classification as a schedule 1 narcotic from under the controlled substances act and will finally be federally approved for use, cultivation, manufacture and sale legally nationwide.
We’ve come a long way since Hemp was unjustly Classified as a Drug with no health or medicinal benefits in the early 1940’s, but we still lack the legal framework for legal cannabis on a federal level, so in reality the industry is still very young and still a bit confusing to most people, even law enforcement who are especially vulnerable the Marijuana propaganda and whom could benefit from the most from its de-scheduling.
That brings us the the biggest question yet….
Is CBD Legal?
Yes, Technically… but here is where it gets complex and the devil’s in the details…
It really comes down to the source of the material, and before we can really determine it’s legality we must first define Cannabis, and differentiate between Marijuana and Hemp. Although, technically they are the same plant, the varying level of THC is really the determining factor for its legal status here in the USA. If you don’t know the difference between THC and CBD, Leafly just wrote this very informative THC vs CBD article comparing and contrasting the differences between the two cannabinoids. I recommend you read it because it has some great info, and we wont be getting into THC in depth here.
With that in mind lets go over the simple legal definition of Cannabis courtesy of Wikipedia…
Cannabis (/ˈkænəbɪs/) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. Three species may be recognized: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis; C. ruderalis may be included within C. sativa; or all three may be treated as subspecies of a single species, C. sativa.
The plant is also known as hemp, although this term is often used to refer only to varieties of Cannabis cultivated for non-drug use.
Cannabis has long been used for hemp fibre, for hemp oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. To satisfy the UN Narcotics Convention, some cannabis strains have been bred to produce minimal levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive constituent. Many plants have been selectively bred to produce a maximum of THC, which is obtained by curing the flowers. Various compounds, including hashish and hash oil, are extracted from the plant.
Now that you know the Wikipedia definition of Cannabis, for our purposes we will simplify it as follows…
Marijuana is Cannabis that contains more than 0.3% THC
Agricultural Hemp is Cannabis that has No THC or less than the legal limit of 0.3% THC
Marijuana is illegal, while Agricultural Hemp is legal.
As far as CBD in concerned it basically comes down to the Source. For CBD to be Legal in all 50 states the source material must come from Agricultural Hemp and that source must be in compliance with Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill. If those requirements are met, then that resulting product made from that source material is legal in all 50 states and protected from the Controlled Substances Act and DEA Oversight / Enforcement. However, if the original source material came from Medical Marijuana or worse yet just plain illegal weed then it is still very much a controlled substance and a federally illicit schedule 1 narcotic and only Quasi legal on a state level in states with Medical Marijuana Licenses and Medical Marijuana Dispensaries or Recreational Marijuana laws even if it has Zero THC.
For Clarification, You can listen to the DEA Director Chuck Rosenberg in his own words in the video below.
Hopefully, by the end of this year the 2018 Hemp Farming Act which just passed the senate will be signed into law, clarifying the subject once and for all and federally legalizing hemp cultivation, processing and distribution nationally without the need for pilot research programs and the other barriers to entry that currently exist in the Legal CBD space.
To read more about the 2018 Hemp Farming Act that is making it’s way through Congress please view the House of Representatives Version Here and the Senate Version here both are an important step forward for opening up access to Legal Hemp Cultivation and Legal Hemp Products.
This video does a good job in breaking down the Hemp Farming Act of 2018.
This video from Hoban Law Group also explains the CBD legal situation well.
Are your Green Goddess CBD Products Legal?
Yes! Please rest assured that all CBD Products offered by Green Goddess Extracts LLC, are grown in the USA by Experienced Kentucky HEMP Farmers, Compliant with the 2014 Farm Bill Section 7606 and all Local and applicable Laws making them Legal in all 50 states as Natural Agricultural Products and Nutritional Supplements – Buy with Confidence!
If you have any questions give us a call, we are here to help! (561) 501-1887
CALL TO ACTION!
If you are interested in helping the Hemp Movement…
Now is the time to contact your senators and congressmen and tell them to support H.R. 5485 – Hemp Farming Act of 2018 and S.2667 – Hemp Farming Act of 2018.
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