Hemp Politics just took a turn for the worst, when on December 14th the Drug Enforcement Administration introduced a new code for extracts of the cannabis plant. This new ruling deems cannabidiol hemp oil illegal.

Hemp Politics

The federal law surrounding CBD oil hasn’t changed, but up until now, CBD producers have relied on the assumption that any cannabis product that contains less than 0.3% THC is legal. However, the new ruling from the DEA counteracts this.

The new code states that any extract containing cannabinoids from the Cannabis plant is no longer legal. This definition means that any extract from marijuana or hemp plants fits the Schedule I classification, including CBD products made from hemp. This is the same category as heroin, LSD, and other drugs.

CBD oil is derived from hemp plants and it contains only trace amounts of THC. CBD oil is used as treatment for pain management, epilepsy, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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