While we have all focused on the Federal Farm Bill passed in 2014, as giving the right to grow, produce and sell, in the United States, industrial hemp, with the DEA last year opposing that right, we haven't focused on state level actions.
Yesterday Indiana's House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code passed a bill to legalize CBD with up to 0.3% THC. There is a similar bill going through their state Senate. Their Governor, Eric Holcomb is interested in getting this bill passed into law.
So, what does it mean?
To me, it means that if a middle-America state like Indiana sees the benefits, the issues with growing, selling, obtaining and possessing CBD will be eroding.
Many of us know the inherent benefits of this natural product, how it helps, minimizes and in some cases, alleviates, many minor and critical ailments. It works with both humans and animals, both topically and internally.
Veterans all over our country tout the use of CBD with PTSD, and their doctors recommend it.
Those that believe it in are a far cry from the pot heads who used to be in a friend's basement, or behind the above ground pool, as our US Attorney General would like you to believe.
Medical marijuana has been used for years as a way to relieve the pressure of glaucoma.
There are many companies and people, including well known celebrities, tout the benefits of cannabidiol and are including it in their products.
Why is it, then, that google and eBay pick and choose who gets to sell and promote it? They both rely on a site legitscript.com. (everyone should write to them to correct how they categorize CBD)
It will be interesting to watch what happens in this arena as more and more people and companies get to know and believe in CBD.