USDA Memo: Unlawful for states to block interstate commerce of hemp

The United States Department of Agriculture Office of General Counsel issued a detailed legal opinion last week regarding interstate commerce of hemp. Idaho State Police claim their arrest of a truck driver in January and seizure of 3.5 tons of hemp was lawful. The 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp (defined in the bill as Read more about USDA Memo: Unlawful for states to block interstate commerce of hemp[…]

Police Arresting People for Legal Hemp, CBD

In our “Hemp Farming Legality Update 5/2/19” we wrote about how Idaho State Police arrested a truck driver transporting federally legal hemp from Oregon to Colorado. Lawyers for the company transporting the hemp argued that the arrest violated the 2018 Farm Bill and Commerce Clause of the Constitution in that it blocked interstate commerce. Police Read more about Police Arresting People for Legal Hemp, CBD[…]

Leading Veterinarians are Speaking Out about CBD for Pets

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non psychoactive component of cannabis sativa. Increasing studies have shown that CBD may be effective as an anti-inflammatory, painkiller,  muscle relaxer,  anti-cancer and relaxing agent, without causing the “high” typical of smoked cannabis. CBD extracted from hemp is now legal under federal law after the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, Read more about Leading Veterinarians are Speaking Out about CBD for Pets[…]

Hemp Farming Legality Update 5/2/19

Idaho State Police Seize 7000 Pounds of Hemp, Company Suing Federal law may have legalized industrial hemp, but it’s up to the states to decide whether they want the strain of Cannabis sativa containing less than 0.3% THC legalized in their own states. However, does this give states the right to block interstate commerce of Read more about Hemp Farming Legality Update 5/2/19[…]

CBD and other Cannabinoids in the Fight Against Pain, Epilepsy, Hyperactivity, and Breast Cancer

CBD Combined with Music Therapy for Pain and Epilepsy Source (full text available for free): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6446215/ In a preclinical trial on animals, researchers found that combining music therapy (or “digital therapeutics”) with analgesic drugs including CBD worked to alleviate pain and symptoms of epilepsy. Researchers played Mozart compositions which previously have shown to help human Read more about CBD and other Cannabinoids in the Fight Against Pain, Epilepsy, Hyperactivity, and Breast Cancer[…]

CBD Research: Arthritis, Hepatic Impairment, Fragile X Syndrome

Scientists worldwide continue to study the effects of cannabinoids in general and CBD in particular. The science of how cannabinoids effect the brain and body is still in its infancy, due in part to governments having outlawed cannabis, making it difficult to impossible for institutions to conduct the research necessary to discover what appears to Read more about CBD Research: Arthritis, Hepatic Impairment, Fragile X Syndrome[…]

CBD Research in Lung Cancer, Glioblastoma, and Pancreatic Cancer

Lung Cancer A case study was published February 21 in SAGE, “Striking lung cancer response to self-administration of cannabidiol”. The study reported an 81 year old man was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2016, after having an increased shortness of breath over a period of three weeks. Because of his age, he declined chemotherapy Read more about CBD Research in Lung Cancer, Glioblastoma, and Pancreatic Cancer[…]

Industrial Hemp Legal at the Federal Level, but Growers Must wait for States to Act

The Agriculture Improvement Act, or 2018 Farm Bill, was signed into law December 20, 2018. It legalizes the production of industrial hemp nationwide. Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, Cannabis sativa. Different strains of this plant are used to produce more fiber, more flower, more CBD, or more THC. In Section 297A, the Read more about Industrial Hemp Legal at the Federal Level, but Growers Must wait for States to Act[…]

CBD Research: Anxiety, Autism, Newborn Brain Damage; Scientists Excited about Hemp Legalization

Psychologists, Psychiatrists in the Netherlands to Conduct First Clinical Trial exploring CBD as Therapy Aid for Patients with Severe Phobias Many people with severe anxiety disorders are helped with available treatment and medication, but a “substantial subset” are not, according to a research announcement in BMC Psychiatry for 2019 Feb 13. “Preclinical and genetic research Read more about CBD Research: Anxiety, Autism, Newborn Brain Damage; Scientists Excited about Hemp Legalization[…]