Congress is about to legalize cannabis. Just not the kind that gets you high.
Hemp legalization may be on the immediate horizon due to a provision in the 2018 Farm Bill update, which would re-classify Hemp as an agricultural commodity. The provision, known as the Hemp Farming Act, enjoys bi-partisan support and had already been passed in the Senate version, but it needs to be reconciled with the House version (which does not cover does hemp legalization) before seeking presidential approval. Unlike previous hemp legalization efforts, the Hemp Farming Act has the advantage of being introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who historically only sponsors bills that are likely to pass and made possible the 2014 State-level regulatory exemptions to hemp farming. Check here for updates on the Bill’s progress.
While hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant, regulation ensures that hemp contains less than 0.3% THC (the psychoactive component of cannabis) and higher levels of CBD (the non-intoxicating component with calming therapeutic effects). Aside from its many industrial applications, annual retail sales for hemp goods in the US was estimated at $68 million, in 2016, which includes CBD products, foods and beverages, cosmetics and personal care products, nutritional supplements, fabrics and textiles, etc. The US is the largest consumer market for hemp products in the world, but most of these products are made with hemp from Canada. Hemp legalization would pave the way for a home-grown hemp industry to meet the fast-growing demand for Hemp-derived CBD.
Wildflower wholeheartedly believes in the many positive effects that hemp can have on individuals and society. Our products are made in the US with CBD derived from mature hemp stalks and seeds which, in compliance with Federal laws, are sourced from outside of the US. Our plants are grown on clean European soil, without the use of fertilizers or pesticides. Third-party lab testing guarantees less than 0.03% THC in our products.