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.
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.
CBD is the major nonpsychoactive component of Cannabis sativa. According to a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CBD benefits including acting in some experimental models as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia. (1)
In June 2018, the U.S. Senate passed its 2018 Farm Bill and in December 2018, President Trump signed the bill into law to make hemp legal for the first time since the 1930s. The bill removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, effectively legalizing the plant federally and allowing it to be grown, processed, and sold as an agricultural commodity. Individual states will be authorized to draft their own regulations governing hemp cultivation.
I have auto immune disease, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal stenosis, spinal scoliosis, bulging discs on nerve roots, chronic pain, neuropathy, depression, anxiety. I am/was on five pharma meds: Ralivia 100mg, Cymbalta 60mg, Tecta 40mg, Paxil 30mg and Hydromorphone 1mg (as needed). I am a walking chemical! And I believe I have found a solution!!! I now have HOPE! for the first time in nine years. I have been 'permanently disabled' for over seven. I was in constant pain! I was so disheartened that my life had become almost unbearable!