Is it legal to buy and sell hemp flower in your state? The laws surrounding the hemp flower industry in the United States can seem so complicated, they make your head spin. Don’t worry! The laws are actually a lot easier to understand than they might seem at face value. Recent years have ushered in new legislation and scientific research that has resulted in hemp being celebrated and valued. Read on to learn about the laws surrounding CBD hemp flower in the United States.
Since the early 1900s, the hemp industry has had restrictions placed upon it. For many years, federal law did not distinguish hemp from other cannabis plants. In 1937, all cannabis plants were essentially outlawed under the Marihuana Tax Act. Under the Controlled Substance Act of 1970, cannabis of any kind was formally made illegal. Many people believe that these laws were enacted partially due to misunderstandings surrounding hemp flower and its status within the cannabis plant family. With new knowledge surrounding hemp flower and hemp products, Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized industrial hemp and removed it from the controlled substances list.
Hemp vs. Marijuana
Although hemp and marijuana are both strains of the cannabis Sativa plant species, they are grown for radically different purposes. Marijuana is grown to have a high THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content. THC is a psychoactive compound that is responsible for the “high” feeling many people experience when they use marijuana. Hemp, on the other hand, has minimal levels of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol, or CBD. Further, in order for a product to be legally classified as hemp, it must contain less than .03% THC. Hemp has a myriad of uses, as well. It can be used to make fabrics, shampoo, jewelry, and more. At the moment, one of the most popular hemp products on the market is CBD oil.
Sell Hemp Flower
As stated above, the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the United States’ controlled substance list and made it federally legal to grow. Even so, laws surrounding hemp can vary from state to state and farmers are subject to their locality’s laws. As of late 2019, hemp production is legal in 46 states, with restrictions. The Agriculture Improvement Act or Farm Bill of 2018 also legalized the transfer and possession of hemp products across state lines. However, farmers must comply with the hemp production plan set forth by their state, tribe, or the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
As a result of the new legality of hemp production, the hemp industry in the US is booming. In fact, many economists expect it to become a multi-billion dollar industry very shortly.
People looking to grow hemp or produce hemp flower products would do well to research their state’s laws and make sure to follow its regulations. CBD Flower USA offers a wide array of hemp flower strains and complies with the standards set forth by the Nevada Department of Agriculture. Click here to view our products, or contact us for more information!
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