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What Is Going On With Hemp & CBD? Is it legal in the US?


If you Google, “is hemp legal in the US as of today?” you’ll be met with so many “yes, no, maybe’s” that truly uncovering hemp’s official legality, can be confusing to downright impossible if you don’t know where to look!

However, as of Wednesday, June 13, The Senate Agriculture Panel passed the Farm Bill with hemp legalization.

Meaning that YES! Hemp & CBD ARE legal in the US, though I’ve noticed lately that some CBD companies state that they can no longer deliver CBD to Kansas.

This could be because hemp is still technically illegal at the Federal Level....but not by the State’s. I know, it’s confusing!

The national hemp market is currently valued at $688 million with its value only sure to increase since as of Wednesday, June 13, The State Agriculture Committee passed the major Farm Bill by a 20-1 vote & overcame what could have been the “kiss of death” for the US hemp & CBD Industries.


*The following info’s original source is

“The draft farm bill, officially known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, contains more than 1,000 pages and covers everything from farm subsidies and food stamps to trade and rural development policy. Farmer assistance includes commodity payment programs, as well as subsidized crop insurance.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, cast the sole "no" vote, because his amendment to limit subsidy payments wasn't added to the proposed bill. Grassley wants to tighten the federal payments to focus on family-size farm operations.

Earlier in the panel's meeting, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged that the full Senate will vote on the entire 2018 farm bill before the July 4 recess. McConnell also said he's "hopeful the House will get to theirs, but it will probably look a little different than ours."

The House failed to pass a farm bill last month due to an immigration squabble among Republicans.

A House vote soon "would give us a chance to get into conference and actually make a law here," said McConnell.

McConnell also made a case during Wednesday's Senate Agriculture Committee meeting for supporting his hemp legalization legislation. McConnell said farmers in his home state of Kentucky and across the nation are interested in an industrial hemp industry.

According to McConnell, hemp farming in Kentucky can help replace some of the revenue from falling tobacco demand.
"I know there are farming communities all over the country who are interested in this," said McConnell. "Mine are particularly interested in it, and the reason for that is — as all of you know — our No. 1 cash crop used to be something that's really not good for you: tobacco. 

And that has declined significantly, as it should, given the public health concerns.
In particular, the GOP leader said, "Younger farmers in my state are particularly interested in going in this direction. We have a lot of people in my state who are extremely enthusiastic about the possibilities. As we all know, hemp is very diversified."

As a plant, hemp looks like marijuana, but it contains low levels of THC, the chemical that produces a "high" for pot users. Industrial hemp is used to make everything from apparel, foods and pharmaceuticals to body care products, car dashboards and building materials.

"It's time to figure it out and see where this market will take us," he said. "I think it's an important new development in American agriculture. There's plenty of hemp around; it's just coming from other countries. Why in the world would we want a lot of it to not come from here?"

McConnell's hemp legislation, known as the Hemp Farming Act, is included in the Senate's farm bill and would remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances under federal law.

The farm bill is usually renewed every five years, and the current version is set to expire Sept. 30. The previous farm bill, from 2014, relaxed hemp laws and allowed farmers in a handful of states, including Kentucky, to grow the crop as part of research projects.

"I'm proud to support this bill before us today," McConnell told the Agriculture Committee. "It can deliver much-needed certainty for farmers. One way it does so is by protecting crop insurance, a crucial tool for our farmers who face challenges such as natural disasters or inclement weather that can wipe out an entire operation."

McConnell also noted that the draft 2018 farm bill includes funds for water infrastructure investments as well as reforms to support protection of forest lands. He also said it boosts rural communities by expanding high-speed Internet and providing funds to fight the opioid epidemic.

"By any measure, this is a good bill with common-sense proposals to help families and communities," he said.”


...& here’s what I have to say...Mitch McConnell, PRINCESS APPROVED!πŸ’šπŸ‘ΈπŸ‘

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