2014 Farm Bill

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Overview:

The Farm bill defines and permits the growth, cultivation and research of industrial hemp, under defined parameters. See Agricultural Act of 2014, Pub. L. 113-79, title VIII, Section 7606. The Farm Bill distinguishes "industrial hemp" and "marijuana" based on the concentration of the psychoactive compound THC contained in each product. As such, Congress recognized that industrial hemp products derived from any part of the plant (including the flower) can be used for industrial purposes and would not fall under the Controlled Substances Act as long as the plant was cultivated to be below 0.3% THC concentration. Accordingly. CBD extracted from flowers and leaves of the industrial hemp plan is legal if produced, sold and processed in a state. which has enacted hemp laws pursuant to the 2014 Farm Bill. 

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