By: Courtney Tubbs | 12-21-2018 | News
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President Trump Legalizes Hemp and CBD

President Trump has slid another curveball past Congress to help American farmers to legalize industrial hemp and CBD through his trademark farm bill.

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.

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john No. 93026 2018-12-21 : 11:36

Big pharma is not going to like legalizing marijuana. Marijuana is a cure for cancer as cannabis oil. This will really mess up the greedy companies involved in radiation therapy and other useless remedies for cancer.

Anonymous No. 93030 2018-12-21 : 11:46

Look it was only made illegal due to Uber Rich / $$$$ Politically Connected newspaper owners and a Californian Monopolist called William R. Hearst. Yep ! the MSM of the 1920's-1970's.
All of which shalt to protect their new investment in Paper mills and forests.

Hemp is far less expensive fiber product that is more durable and its Environmental impact is tiny fraction of the Lumber industry.
Hemp costs less per ton of fiber to produce in to paper products than wood. Hemp industry used less fossil Fuels from start to finish wood.

Hemp takes a few months to grow and harvest. While trees take 8-25 years to be replenished and ready for harvesting.

BUT !!! We need to strongly control and regulate hybred plants production. Where the primary goal is to increase the THC factor not the hemp amounts. There is plenty of THC in a natural plant already.

Yes a 21 year old age limit.
Plus clear defined limits to Taxes.
Tax must limited to no more than simple adult bev's (eg. Beer or Wine) a typical consumption tax. .
The taxes must be used in clearly defined restricted ways and not become a General fund Pork Spending Tax $$$.

E Connelly No. 93049 2018-12-21 : 20:38

I have experience dealing with alcoholics and know that you CAN DIE from the withdrawal of alcohol. Never from pot.

WanderingWillowyWonderer No. 93050 2018-12-21 : 20:44

Time to stop drug testing new hires for THC content?

Amanda No. 93085 2018-12-22 : 17:29

Just and FYI. I live in Indiana and we don't need a prescription for CBD oil. We can buy it at, almost all tobacco stores and gas stations. I know lots of people that use it, without having a doctor write a prescription. They just found some at a nearby tobacco store. Its pricey ($60) but worth it. Just 3 to 5 drops under the tongue and your good to go. I know children with ADHD that use it too and it works beautifully, better than all those pills they push onto our kids that are addictive.

Anonymous No. 93086 2018-12-22 : 17:30

The 9.2% of marijuana users is some type of Wikipidea fact..Completey inaccurate.

Deanna F Watters No. 93248 2018-12-25 : 23:44

OOOhhhffdaa Big Pharma!!! Save lives not destroy them? Now the big question is who will own and operate? Hopefully Americans?

Deanna F Watters No. 93249 2018-12-25 : 23:50


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