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The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is going to bat for hemp producers and consumers all over America against the DEA who is threatening the right to consume and produce hemp-based CBD and hemp oil products.
On December 14th, 2016 the DEA published a new rule establishing a new drug code for “marijuana extracts” stating that any extract from a cannabis plant, including cannabidiol “will be treated as a Schedule I controlled substance.”
The HIA and a group of petitioners are bringing this case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circut. The group insists that Congress already made CBD legal under the Agricultural Act of 2014.
While consumers continue to freely access CBD oil, the DEA’s rule has cast a shadow over producers and vendors, and this lawsuit could go a long way towards easing their worries.
With a hearing date set for February 15, 2018 in San Francisco, it could take several months for the court to come to any conclusions and rulings. Read more here.
January 18, 2018. In 2016 the DEA registered a Controlled Substances Code Number to cannabis extracts, regardless of their THC levels. Now, Colorado representatives Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis are siding with the Hemp Industry Association, who argues that the DEA’s stance violates federal laws allowing the production and distribution of hemp products. Read the full article HERE.
December 14, 2017 – After more than a month of deliberation, regarding the scheduling of cannabidiol, the World Health Organization announced their recommendation that CBD should not be subject to international drug scheduling. This is based on evidence related to the benefits and risks of CBD. Read the full article HERE.
November 9, 2017 – Is your CBD company backing up their products? In a study of 84 CBD products sold online, only a third contained the amount of CBD listing on the label. Read the full article.
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November 20, 2017 – James Woolsey, the former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, spoke out this week about ending the federal prohibition and scheduling of industrial hemp in America. “It’s time to bring hemp back to America’s farms”. Woolsey went on to say, “today we are witnessing the renaissance of the industry. American farmers no longer have to stand by and watch one of the largest consumer markets in the world, industrial hemp products, be served by foreign providers.” Read the full article.
October 22, 2017. Can you bring CBD oil on a plane? A question we are often asked by CBDistillery customers. Here is some insight into traveling with CBD products and the complying the TSA requirements. Read the full article HERE.
November 1, 2017. According to Vote Hemp, Colorado leads the country in legal hemp acreage in 2017, with 7,500 acres of hemp farms. Read the full article HERE.
November 6, 2017. Last week the FDA issued warning letters to several online cannabidiol retailers that they will not tolerate medical claims stating that CBD has the ability to treat certain diseases or ailments. These claims include those made in customer testimonials, which the FDA requested were removed from each retailer’s website. In response to the FDA letters, Garret Graff of Hoban Law Group issued a statement saying, “The industry should not be alarmed…Many of the positions and much of the rhetoric by the FDA is not new.” Click HERE to read the full article.