Most are likely wondering how this affects Marijuana. President Trump has previously said he'd support eventual decriminalization.
Each year, over 75k people die from alcohol and over 100k people from prescription drug abuse yet, there have never been any documented deaths from the use of Marijuana. There are side effects that some are concerned over, but that topic remains heavily debated.
The bill was signed amidst a wave of news and turmoil coming out of DC yesterday, with the end to both the war in Syria and a 50% troop reduction in the Middle East.
With the farm bill being the first of possible future pieces of legislation on marijuana, we can expect that the push from the cannabis industry begins immediately.
Not only supports at an all-time high among Americans for the decriminalization of marijuana, but the limitations of our prison system have placed drug offenders over that of violent dangers.
Trump's version of the bill allows industrial hemp — which is defined as a cannabis plant with under 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC — to be cultivated under the supervision of the Agriculture Department. It also removes CBD from the pretext of the Controlled Substances Act, which covers marijuana.
The law stated it will “explicitly” preserve the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to regulate products containing cannabis, or cannabis-derived compounds.
It's a huge step in the right direction for the country. Hemp itself is harmless and fertilizes the soil. It's considered essential for farmers and was used nationwide prior to the marijuana prohibition era.
Under current federal law, marijuana is treated as though it’s as dangerous as heroin and more dangerous than Cocaine. Everyone agrees this is ridiculous.
As of 2018, there are 8 States where the Cannabis plant, including both marijuana and hemp, are completely legal for recreational and medicinal use.
These states are Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Also as of 2018, there are a total of 46 states where CBD is legal with a prescription for medicinal usage.
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have unique legislation.
The other 29 states that fully legalize the Medical use of all CBD products derived from either hemp or Marijuana are: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.
With Trump setting the groundwork for eventual Federal decriminalization, States will individually have to vote upon the limitations allowed for their jurisdictions.
This can be seen as another win for Trump, albeit it flew under the radar. Even Americans not in favor of recreational use are supportive of medical marijuana.
Our nation is definitely opening its eyes on natural medicines.
We will update this story with additional information as it arises.