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2018 U.S. Farm Bill legalizes hemp

TUCSON – In December, Congress agreed to the final version of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill and it was signed into law.

It legalizes hemp, which is a plan that is almost identical to marijuana and a key source of CBD oil.

CBD is known to calm anxiety, chronic pain, and many other things. This Farm Bill allows farmers to legally grow industrial hemp and that could mean more CBD products on the shelves.

Through this Farm Bill, hemp will no longer be considered a controlled substance. But what about CBD oil?

“Hemp will be declassified and taken off schedule 1 and be legal,” said Dr. Heather Moroso, owner of Moroso Medical Center. “CBD, on the other hand, is still not legalized.”

CBD products that come from marijuana plants with more than .03% THC are still federally illegal.

Moroso says it could be a huge boom for the industry or it could mean less product.

It looks like what they’re going to try and do is just have CBD from government-approved Farm Bill hemp,” said Moroso.

Associated Press

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