Happy New Year!
You may have noticed an upswing in the popularity of CBD oil. The biggest reason aside of the potential health benefits is CBD is no longer considered illegal by the US government.
Here is the statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on signing of the Agriculture Improvement Act and the agency’s regulation of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compound.
Commissioner of Food and Drugs – Food and Drug Administration
Scott Gottlieb MD:
“Today, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 was signed into law. Among other things, this new law changes certain federal authorities relating to the production and marketing of hemp, defined as cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.), and derivatives of cannabis with extremely low (less than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis) concentrations of the psychoactive compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). These changes include removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, which means that it will no longer be an illegal substance under federal law.”