CBD is legal. All Living Tree products are tested multiple times in FDA approved labs with FDA approved tests. If you’re looking for specific regulations, this information can be found by scanning the QR code on the back of any Living Tree product.
Ever since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD has been heavily scrutinized by the FDA for its benefits and its hidden potential. Though this is an unregulated area, the FDA is working to educate the public and approve CBD products for diseases and medical conditions.
The 2018 Farm Bill and what did for Hemp and CBD.
In 2018, President Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act into law on December 20, 2018, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, and legalized the sale of hemp and hemp by-products at a federal level. Since then, hemp regulations are now under the U.S Department of Agriculture, Instead of Drug Enforcement Administrations.
The reason why the legality of CBD is so unclear is because of the common misconception between hemp and cannabis, and because the FDA is currently evaluating CBD’s potential. Because CBD is a new topic, and because it is found in the cannabis plant as well as the hemp plant, it’s often mistaken as a drug. You can read the differences from our other article here.
Different states have their own laws and policies for the possession, cultivation, distribution, manufacturing and selling of CBD. You can read about the regulations and laws placed on CBD in your state here.
What does the FDA know so far about CBD?
The FDA is working to answer all questions and acknowledge any safety concerns about products that contain CBD. Here’s what they’ve done so far to regulate and educate the public about CBD:
- The FDA is pushing quickly to approve CBD products.
- The FDA has approved Epidiolex, an oral CBD solution for a certain type of epilepsy.
- In 2018, the FDA completed its evaluation of three “generally recognized as safe” notices for hulled hemp seed, hemp seed protein powder, and hemp seed oil.
As time moves on, the FDA will continue to inform the public about CBD and CBD’s potential. Currently, CBD is legal if it is extracted from the hemp plant and contains no more than 0.3% THC.
The information provided above is not to be used for health or medical advice, but instead to educate and inform. Always consult a health provider or a physician if you have any questions about any medical conditions, deteriorated health, or health objectives.