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Did Congress and Trump "Legalize" THC in Hemp? USDA Thinks So!
A client just emailed me that he noticed a competitor was no longer advertising its CBD Hemp product, but told its customers they can still order, by phone, but not over the Internet.
Here is what I replied:
This is a hot issue right now. I can understand why a North Carolina company may be doing this, as they have restrictive state laws.
However, an Opinion by the USDA's Chief Counsel, just a few days ago, says that all that is changing.
Hemp, so long as it has less than .3% THC is no longer on the Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) Schedule! There are no USDA restrictions on the percentage of CBDs.
Shortly no State (or Indian Tribe) will be able to prevent the interstate shipment of hemp. That means .3% THC hemp can be shipped to a state where THC "Marijuana" is legal and can be extracted to any desired potency (most legal THC vap products are over 95% THC).
More about that here: https://cbdhempexperts.com/the-usda-legalized-thc-but-no-one-noticed/ https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/HempExecSumandLegalOpinion.pdf