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Hemp “will [now] be an agricultural commodity,” like wheat or oranges, Miller says. “It does not impact marijuana-derived CBD.”

Industrial hemp can be grown only under specific conditions, such as in state pilot programs.

”I think there is very little risk for consumers,” says Harrison, especially if it is a CBD product made from hemp. “If you are buying CBD from marijuana, there might be a risk.” But, he says, “I don’t think the states are going to take action against the consumer.”

What About CBD Products?

Jan. 8, 2019 — As the legalized cannabis industry in the United States grows with nearly every election, consumers interested in these products have more and more options. But they might also have more questions, given the different sources of the products, the difference in federal and state laws, and the difference between those that make you high and those that don’t.

And, according to Armentano, all cannabis products, including marijuana and medical CBD, are illegal in Idaho, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

Under the new law, state governments, not the federal government, would primarily regulate the hemp products.

Even with the Farm Bill provision, state or local governments can impose stricter limitations, Miller says. Right now, about 15 states have “pretty strong pro-hemp CBD statues. All the rest are vague or silent.”

PDEA, DOH-FDA ISSUE ADVISORY AGAINST THE USE OF HEMPSEED OIL AND THEIR DERIVATIVES FROM MARIJUANA

The advisory orders all manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, importers, dealers and retailers of the consumer products to:

PDEA, DOH-FDA ISSUE ADVISORY AGAINST THE USE OF HEMPSEED OIL AND THEIR DERIVATIVES FROM MARIJUANA

Marijuana and Hemp are different varieties of the same species of plant, Cannabis Sativa. They are scientifically different and cultivated in different ways.

This is contained in the joint PDEA/DOH-FDA advisory signed by PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr., and DOH Secretary and FDA Acting Director General Janette P. Loreto-Garin who was represented by Undersecretary Kenneth Hartigan-Go. The ceremonial signing was held on September 8, 2015 at the PDEA Activity Area, PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City.

Hemp seed oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavor, while the refined hempseed oil is clear and colorless, with little flavor and lacks natural vitamins and antioxidants. The oil is manufactured from varieties of Cannabis Sativa that do not contain significant amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), or cannabinoids, the psychoactive element present in the cannabis plant.