CBD In Utah
There’s a lot of confusion regarding the legalities of cannabidiol also known as CBD in Utah. Hemp oil is tested for THC and not CBD. The amount of THC that is legally permissible for hemp is 0.3%. Under the supervision of the Department of the United States Agriculture, certain States can grow hemp with a license if it pertains to research or education.
If passed the 2018 Farm Bill will lift the restrictions from the 2014 and 2017 farm bills and it will become a crop that is not listed as a controlled substance according to Canna Law Blog.
Hemp products, extracts, derivatives, and extracts, would be considered an agricultural
commodity. If this crop becomes removed from the controlled substance list, it is likely to boost the economy.
In an interview with Fox 13, Gibson of the UFB said that local farmers are interested in growing hemp. “We’re always looking for opportunities in agriculture to find new products that we can grow to enhance our farm,” said Ron Gibson, the president of the Utah Farm Bureau.
A series of bills related to marijuana was passed earlier this year in
Utah. One legalized CBD oil. House Bill 105, the Plant Extracts Amendment gives access for farming hemp on Utah soil, therefore provides much greater access to obtaining CBD hemp oil.
In showing approval for the Bill Senator Steve Urquhart stated: “we’re going to authorize certain extracts.” The extracts are formed from resin glands on the buds of flowers of the female cannabis plant. Therefore, the extracts can be differentiated from marijuana, in a sense that it does not create a marijuana high.
As a matter of fact, the THC in CBD oil is so low that in most cases, it will not show up on a drug test when taken in the recommended dosages. CBD is non-psychoactive and has a very small relationship with the THC found in marijuana.
Sen. Evan Vickers, R- Cedar City Utah sponsored Bill S.B. 130 Cannabidiol Product Act that will regulate two portions of hemp. The first would regulate the type of hemp to be sold and the second would lay down regulations for being dispensed at pharmacies.
In 2017 and early in 2018 poison control centers received an increased amount of calls due to CBD related products. However, the increase in calls was not due to CBD itself but the additives that are being put in the oil. Some of the oils contained spice,
and some nothing more than corn oil.
The Bill will bring the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food into the production of CBD oil to better regulate what is being put into it.”We have decided to address this,” said Vickers. The Bill was passed unanimously in February of 2018 with a 28-0 vote.
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food also supports the bill. According to The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, they do not intend to disrupt the market. The Department only wants to ensure the cannabidiol products are being sold free of harmful substances and accurately labeled.
“It is not the intent of the legislation, nor the Department, to limit access to CBD product to pharmacies, however, the Department is tasked with requesting the DEA exemption to allow CBC to be sold in pharmacies.”
Utah, which has some of the harshest marijuana laws in the U.S. is making it easier for citizens to gain better access to CBD oil. By passing various bills and realizing the difference between cannabidiol, and marijuana.
In addition, cannabidiol has some amazing benefits. While still being studied in the scientific and medical communities, it has been reported to help people with
a number of ailments from seizures to anxiety and more. CBD oil allows people to enjoy the same health benefits of marijuana without the psychoactive effects. When the Farm Bill and various other bills go into effect, not only will the economy improve, but the quality of life will improve as well.
Written by Jennifer Younger for Ute Hemp LLC.
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