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What Does the New Farm Bill Mean For Legal Cannabis?

January 10, 2019

The Farm Bill signed in December 2018 clears the way for CBD products to become legal nationwide – or, at least, that is the hope of marijuana industry advocates.

If that is the way the situation unfolds, it would eliminate the ambiguity that has hung over CBD products since states began legalizing marijuana, starting with Colorado in 2014. That’s because the federal government still lists marijuana as an illegal Schedule I drug in the Controlled Substances Act, alongside cocaine and heroin.

However, by legalizing hemp in the Farm Bill, the U.S. Congress and the president opened the door to CBD products, which are derived from hemp.

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