Just a few days ago, on June 28th – the Senate passed a version of the 2018 Farm Bill. This will legalize the cultivation, processing and sale of industrial hemp. Hemp has long been associated with marijuana despite hemp’s non-psychoactive characteristics. With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell paving the way for hemp, resctrictions on CBD will finally become a thing of the past.
As government becomes increasingly supportive of the value of hemp and CBD, we will have greater opportunities to bring this natural product and its wealth of health benefits to our consumers across the country and ultimately around the world.
The non-psychoactive cannabis cousin of marijuana would finally become legal to grow in the United States under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Senate.
The wide-ranging agriculture and food policy legislation known as the Farm Bill, passed by a vote of 86 – 11 on Thursday, contains provisions to legalize the cultivation, processing and sale of industrial hemp.
The move, championed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), would also make hemp plants eligible for crop insurance.