2018 Hemp Farm Bill Summary On Hemp

2018 Hemp Farm Bill Summary On Hemp
2018 Hemp Farm Bill Summary On Hemp

WHAT DOES THE FARM BILL DO?
ANALYSIS BY U.S. HEMP ROUNDTABLE GENERAL COUNSEL JONATHAN MILLER
Late in the evening of December 10, 2018, the 2018 Farm Bill House/Senate Conference Committee
released its Conference Report. The 807-page document is nearly half a foot tall. Hemp is discussed in
only a few handfuls of pages. But the impact on the industry is monumental:
• The era of hemp prohibition is over. Hemp is now permanently removed from the Controlled
Substances Act (CSA). It is forever deemed an agricultural commodity, no longer mistaken as a
controlled substance, like marijuana.
• By redefining hemp to include its “extracts, cannabinoids and derivatives,” Congress explicitly has
removed popular hemp products — such as hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) — from the purview of
the CSA. Accordingly, the Drug Enforcement Administration no longer has any possible claim to
interfere with the interstate commerce of hemp products. This should give comfort to federally
regulated institutions — banks, merchant services, credit card companies, e-commerce sites and
advertising platforms — to conduct commerce with the hemp and hemp product industry.
• Hemp farmers now may finally access needed crop insurance and can fully participate in USDA
programs for certification and competitive grants.
• State and Tribal governments may impose separate restrictions or requirements on hemp growth and
the sale of hemp products – however, they cannot interfere with the interstate transport of hemp or
hemp products. We are hopeful that local and state officials will follow Congress’ lead, as well as the
statements and resolutions of the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) that declare, after intense scientific scrutiny, that CBD is safe, non-toxic, and
non-addictive.
• The FDA continues to exercise jurisdiction over the regulation of ingestible and topical hemp
products. We applaud the agency’s continued efforts to crack down on bad actors who undermine
the industry through misguided marketing claims. And while we are concerned about non-binding
statements made by the FDA that have led some state and local officials to question the legality of
the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD, we are hopeful that we can work with the agency to clarify that
CBD – which their own scientists concluded has no abuse potential and does not pose a risk to public
health – should not be withheld from Americans who count on it for their health and wellness.
SECTION BY SECTION

Section 7129 (p. 313): Includes hemp in USDA’s supplemental and alternative crops programs.
Section 7501 (p. 338): Includes hemp in USDA’s critical agricultural materials programs.
Section 7605 (p. 347): Orders the USDA Secretary to prepare a report on the 2014 Farm Bill pilot
program, and then repeals that program one year after the new permanent hemp program is created.
Section 10113 (p. 429): The guts of the new permanent legalization regime:
• Section 297A (p. 429) Defines hemp as all parts of the plant less than 0.3% THC, including
“derivatives,” “extracts” and “cannabinoids” and permits hemp production in all states and territories.
• Section 297B (a)-(d) (p. 429) Empowers states and Tribes to submit plans to USDA to implement
a permanent hemp growing program. Requires information gathering, testing, inspection and disposal procedures. The USDA Secretary must sign off on, or reject, the plan within 60 days, and consult with the
Attorney General. The Secretary can later audit state programs and work with the states to develop
corrective action plans where there is noncompliance.
• Section 297B(e)(p. 431): Orders states and Tribes to develop procedures to address violations, including
corrective action in the case of negligence.
• Section 297B(e)(3)(B) (p. 432): Individuals who commit drug felonies cannot participate in state or Tribal
growth programs for 10 years following the date of their conviction. However, participants in the 2014 Farm
Bill pilot programs are grandfathered in to participate in permanent programs despite any prior felony
committed.
• Section 297C (p. 432): States and Tribes are required to maintain information on lands where hemp is grown
and testing, enforcement, inspection and disposal procedures. The USDA Secretary must collect such
information to be accessible in real time to local, state and federal law enforcement.
• Section 297D (p. 434): The USDA Secretary is required to promulgate guidelines and regulations and submit
an annual report to Congress on the program’s implementation.
• Section 297D(c)(p. 434): Nothing in the new law affects the FDA’s authority under the Food, Drug and
Cosmetic Act or the Public Health Service Act.
Section 10114 (p. 435): Nothing in the act prohibits the interstate commerce of hemp, nor can States or Tribes prohibit
the transportation of hemp or hemp products through their territory.
Title XI (p. 439): Hemp farmers are made eligible for crop insurance, and marketability requirements for the crop
insurance program can be waived.
Section 12619 (p. 540): Hemp is removed from the definition of “marihuana,” and THC found in hemp is excluded from
the definition of a controlled substance.
Key notes from the Conference Report Managers’ Summary:
p. 738: The Managers note that “state and Tribal governments are authorized to put more restrictive parameters on the
production of hemp, but are not authorized to alter the definition of hemp or put in place policies that are less
restrictive.”
p. 738: The Managers note that the USDA Secretary must consult with the Attorney General regarding approval of state
or Tribal plans, but “the Managers intend that the final decision to be made by the Secretary.” States or Tribes can
appeal or resubmit plans that are rejected or revoked.
p. 739: Any drug felonies committed after the permanent program begins will ban participants from participating,
regardless of whether they participated in the 2014 Farm Bill pilot program.
p. 739: The USDA Secretary must make program information accessible in real time to law enforcement, and is
encouraged to develop a memorandum of understanding to define the parameters of this information sharing.

p. 739: “While states and Indian tribes may limit the production and sale of hemp and hemp products within their
borders, the Managers, in Section 10122, agreed to not allow such states and Indian tribes to limit the transportation or
shipment of hemp or hemp products through the state or Indian territory.”

WTMJ 4 News Story On CBD In Milwaukee

WTMJ 4 News Story On CBD In Milwaukee
WTMJ 4 News Story On CBD In Milwaukee

WTMJ 4 Milwaukee local news did another story on the benefits of CBD. It is going viral. The benefits are proving to be highly successful in treating multiple things. This is yet more proof that alternative medicine will beat the pharmaceutical companies.

 

CBD Gives Man Relief From Parkinson’s Disease

Minutes after taking a small dose of CBD, this man got the relief he needed from his parkinson’s disease. Everyday people with parkinson’s deal with thing us normal people cant imagine. Thanks to CBD, some of these people who suffer are finally getting a naural way to relax. CBD has profound uses. This is just one example of how we benefit from CBD.

What Are Hemp Seeds Good For?

What are they?

Hemp seeds are in the seed/nut family, and have a nutty flavor and crunchy texture, kind of like flax or chia.

What’s so healthy about hemp?

Hemp seeds are a great plant source of protein and healthy fat, and are also rich in vitamins and minerals. Some people claim to have more energy and improved digestion after adding hemp seeds to their diet (probably because of the fiber, protein, and healthy fat content).

Should I start eating hemp?

If you’re a vegetarian or just trying to eat more plant-based proteins, give hemp seeds a try. They are especially good for people who like to sprinkle a little crunch on top of their yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal or salads. Definitely worth working into your nut & seed rotation.

Are there any reasons not to eat hemp?

Like all nuts and seeds, hemp seeds are a dense source of calories and fat. Two tablespoons has about 85 calories and 7 grams of fat (the heart-healthy kind of fat), so while they are healthy, I don’t recommend you sprinkle hemp seeds on everything you eat. But if you replace some of the less-healthy fats in your diet with any nuts/seeds – hemp included – you’ll be doing your body a favor.

What can I do with these little seeds?

Sprinkle them on yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies, and salad. Add them to granola, baked goods, or bread. Here are tons of delicious and unique recipe ideas using hemp.

First Ever Medical Marijuana Commercial Coming Soon 2018

Most people wouldnt have thought in their lifetime they would see a commercial on TV advertising for Marijuana. Let alone Medical Marijuana. Its about to happen very soon. This is a preview of one of those new commercials set to air soon on major networks, like Fox and CNN.

CBD Jello Shots For Kids

Having a hard time giving your child his CBD medicine. Or are the CBD gummies and other CBD edibles costing too much money. We have a simple yet fun solution to save you some money and help make giving your child their medicine a little easier. Jello shots. You cant go wrong. We dont really need to provide a recipe for this. Its too easy. Make your childs favorite Jello. Put the Jello in small shot cups and before you refridgerate them, dose each shot with the dose your child needs. It will make life a little easier and more fun for your kids. It also works for adults too.

Barbecue CBD Shrimp

Shrimp on the barby. MMM hmmm. Heres a good shrimp recipe using CBD for the barbecue or broiler.

2lbs – Shrimp

1 cup – CBD cooking oil

2T. – Red Wine Vinegar

1T. – Tomato Paste

1T – Oregano

3T – Parsley

1T – Minced Garlic

1T. – Salt

1T – Pepper

Blend all ingredients except for the shrimp together. Pour the mix over the shrimp on a broiler pan and let it marinate for 1 hour. Broil or cook on a grill til each side looks good. Best served as a main dish with rice.

What Exactly Is CBD

what is cbd?
what is cbd

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical occurring in cannabis plants. An increasing amount of evidence suggests that it may improve mental health, control PTSD, minimize effects of Autism, anxiety, cancer treatment, and many others. Without the adverse side effects of pharmaceutical drugs.

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound found in hemp plants. It is a popular supplement, because it interacts with receptors that keep the body balanced and running normally. This video helps explain more too.

 

ZILIS CBD Is A Pyramid Scheme

ZILIS CBD Is A Pyramid Scheme
ZILIS CBD Is A Pyramid Scheme

I was invited to go see how things worked with ZILIS CBD reps. They had me come down to a local hotel convention hall to check things out. Well, within the first 5 minutes, i smelled a rat. This is nothing but a pyramid scheme involving CBD’s. Sad to say they did have a good message and i tried the product out and it seems to be just fine, so im not product bashing. I just see through the smoke and mirrors. Its a get rich quick scheme, and the people at the top of the pyramid make all the money, while the minions do all the work bringing in more unsuspecting victims with promises of fancy cars and riches. Sorry folks, it doesnt work like that. If you want to get rich quick, you have a better chance buying a powerball ticket.

The product does have a fancy label and they say they patented technology to make their CBD’s. Their product is pretty much the same as every other CBD oil on the market. It also probably comes from the same producer as half of them. All they had to do was slap a fancy label on it and do a marketing gimmick to get you in the door to hear their fancy speech.

Not worth it, plus you have to pay to sell for them. Pyramid scheme economics 101. Dont buy, you can partner up with any distributor and not have to pay a dime.

They also claim they were the largest manufacturer of CBD”S in the country. I cant say for sure that they are or arent. They could be if they are actually recruiting enough people to buy into the dream. Yet id never heard of them til i got approached on checking them out.

Save your money folks, work with a reputable supplier. You can build a business but you probably wont get rich quick anytime soon. They wont be around long enough for you to get anywhere with them. By the time the owner runs off with the money, like they all do, you could have partnered with a reputable supplier and at least done well for yourself.

Good Luck out there, may the force be with you.