Michele Buckler’s testimony: On Sunday, March 26, 2018 I did a small vendor show in Camden Delaware. My boyfriend, Mark was also there. Thankfully he was there, I was not feeling my greatest (my pain level was about 7 to 7.5 out of 10).  I have been diagnosed with chronic pain and inflammation throughout my body.  I am always in pain or discomfort and have had to learned to navigate my life with it,  some days are better than other, and some cycles are better than others.
Federal law first loosened in 2004 when the Hemp Industries Association challenged the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on a proposed rule that would have prohibited the import of hemp seed and oils for processing and manufacturing in the U.S. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the DEA rule, allowing manufacturers to continue importing hemp for the creation of finished products like hemp-based foods, beverages and topicals. Although the decision allowed many product manufacturers to continue operating their businesses, the domestic cultivation and harvest of hemp remained prohibited. It wouldn't be the last time the Hemp Industries Association pushed back against the DEA.
The term ‘cannabis’ is a genus name, meaning that all types of cannabis and hemp are categorized under this name, but not all cannabis plants are the same. CBD derived from Commercial or Industrial Hemp has been grown to be HIGH in levels of CBD and low THC whereas Marijuana is grown to be high in THC and contains much less and lower quality CBD. Our CBD products do not come from plants grown for Marijuana use.
Perhaps in the future when laws allow for full marijuana use, or at least full medical marijuana use in all areas, this company would be one to return to and have another look at. However, with the present state of affairs regarding the use and possession of marijuana as well as marijuana products like CBD oils, I can’t recommend joining any program that promotes the sale of these products.
But why is hemp illegal in the first place? After all, America was built on hemp, an industrial crop which contains tiny amounts of THC, the chemical compound in cannabis that produces psychoactive effects. Several Founding Fathers grew hemp. Cultivation of hemp was mandated by law in the Massachusetts, Virginia and Connecticut colonies. Beginning in 1631, hemp was legal tender for paying taxes in many of the American colonies and remained so for state taxes until the early 1800s.
1) Startup Costs - Most of cannabis business opportunities require a ton of start up money. For example, opening a retail dispensary requires $250k+ minimum and many I see are well over $1M. Even if you do have that kind of cash to invest in a cannabis business, you just upped your RISK exponentially because you also have a ton of ongoing operational costs as well - commercial rent, inventory, staff, regulatory requirements and a never-ending list of EXPENSES.
What is clear, though, is the DEA’s classification of all cannabis extracts as Schedule 1 controlled substances. Even as more states “legalize it,” all forms of cannabis are still illegal under federal law. And that’s a problem for HempWorx distributors who have to move product. As the DEA spokeswoman told the Port City Daily news site in North Carolina, where marijuana is illegal but decriminalized: “The plant, for human consumption, is illegal, bottom line. If you ship it — then that’s interstate commerce, that’s trafficking, and so that’s a problem.”
Located in Eaton, N.Y., about 30 miles southeast of Syracuse, JD Farms is the first legal hemp farm in New York in more than 80 years. It’s set on 1,500 acres of certified organic land, which Justh purchased in 2008 when he developed an interest in sustainable farming. “There was a tremendous agricultural infrastructure,” Justh says of the potential he saw. “The region had been a major dairy area, but the farms were neglected. Commodity milk prices had challenged the local economy.” 
Fuentes says she has to deal with "tons" of shady people in the industry. She says vendors have offered to sell her extract that contains specified levels of CBD or other compounds. They send her samples, which she sends to her lab. The samples check out fine, so she orders a kilogram--but when she sends a bit of that order to the lab, "it's not the same thing they sent me as a sample. And there is no recourse." Green Roads spends $30,000 to $40,000 a month testing their raw materials for pesticides, solvents, and metals, and it requires certificates of origin from their suppliers as well. 
The show was very slow, and as we were starting to pack up we had a freak snow/sleet storm. Nothing stuck to the ground but it was still damp and cold. Mark packed up most of my stuff and loaded it in the car for me.  We went out to dinner after the show, that I came home and just sat on the couch, looking forward to that time when I could take a sleeping pill, and just get some deep rest. I usually don’t like to take sleeping pills or muscle relaxers because I do not want to become dependant on them.
At these prices I believe most purchasers believe they are buying a CBD containing product for pain control or other conditions. When a product is advertised as "full spectrum" this is what is implied. Do not make the same expensive mistake that I did. This is a hemp seed extract with negligible, if any, CBD. It has no effect for pain control, glaucoma, or other conditions.
Very confused why my bottle does not have a batch number on it so that i can look up the certificate of testing? the person who sold me it said i could check lab testing and i can’t. this is false advertising. doesn’t seem right. on further looking it is an MLM company which makes you think how much the product is really worth if you are paying all the people at different levels. you pay the person who sold it to you and the people above them in the triangle. would rather not. i’m in scotland and over here cbd is now available lots of places. the high street versions aren’t very good. but i don’t want to support an mlm like this so I keep looking. i was drawn in by someone on facebook selling so be aware and be careful!
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