U.S. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp After Decades-Long Ban Under Marijuana Prohibition
June 29th, 2018. Yesterday, Forbes announced that hemp would finally become legal to grow in the United States under the Farm Bill, which was approved by Senate in a 86 – 11 vote. This law legalizes the cultivation, processing, and sale of industrial hemp in the United States.
Championed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Farm Bill distinguishes the difference between industrial hemp from marijuana plants, which contain high levels of THC (the compound responsible for cannabis’ psychoactive effects). Under this legislation, farmers will be able to grow industrial hemp, providing consumers nationwide the ability to purchase hemp derived products, like CBD oil, from locally-produced plants.
With overwhelming approval by Senate, other supports touted the benefits of the bill on a national economic stand-point. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) responded Thursday,”Our bipartisan legislation will spur economic growth in rural communities by creating much-needed red, white and blue jobs that pay well. I’m proud to have worked with my colleagues to get the bipartisan Hemp Farming Act through the Senate. Today marks a long-overdue, huge step forward for American-grown hemp.”
This is great progress for the industry and #cbdmovement. The CBDistillery is proud to provide hemp-derived CBD products that have the potential to change the world and are proud of our country for recognizing that.
To read more please click here