CBD confusion rallies conservative-state lawmakers

A raft of CBD-related measures are advancing in conservative states where lawmakers seem unwilling to wait for federal courts to decide the legal fate of cannabis-derived treatments low in THC.

Kansas lawmakers are looking at giving CBD legal cover, a week after the Sunflower State’s attorney general ruled the treatments illegal.

Indiana lawmakers are nearly done negotiating a similar CBD bill to clear up confusion in that state.

And in Virginia – where CBD is legal but only for people with certain kinds of epilepsy – state lawmakers are preparing a landmark expansion of the medical conditions that qualify for low-THC cannabidiol treatments.

A measure to allow Virginia doctors to recommend CBD for “any diagnosed condition or disease” passed the Virginia Senate 40-0 and has already cleared the House, The (Staunton) News Leader reported.

It’s a whirlwind of red-state cannabis experimentation in advance of a legal decision on CBD.

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco is scheduled to hear arguments Feb. 15 to resolve CBD’s legal status.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says CBD is illegal.

But some members of Congress and the hemp industry say the product is as harmless as hemp soap as long as the medicine is derived from a plant that meets federal guidelines for legal hemp.

A decision in the dispute could take months.

Market forces appear to be driving hemp and CBD bills onto the fast track in many state capitols, bill sponsors say.

“Individuals are using CBD and getting phenomenal results,” said Kansas state Rep. Willie Dove, who is sponsoring companion hemp and CBD bills in his state.

“When you have people buying CBD online with no problem, but they can’t buy it right here in Kansas from a Kansas business, that makes no sense.”

Kristen Nichols can be reached at [email protected]

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13 comments on “CBD confusion rallies conservative-state lawmakers
  1. George Bianchini on

    “But some members of Congress and the hemp industry say the product is as harmless as hemp soap as long as the medicine is derived from a plant that meets federal guidelines for legal hemp.”

    Maybe Hemp soap and other Hemp products should only be sold on street corners by intercity youts. Our glorious leaders could accomplish three things.
    1, Keep this horrible deadly Hemp plant under tight control.
    2, have a way to continue to lock up these teenage drug dealers.
    3, to “MAKE AMERICA _______ AGAIN” fill in the blank.

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      • George Bianchini on

        Teresa,
        For you to read my post and come to the conclusion that I am a bigot, only leads me to believe, that you believe everything you read, after all its on the internet right? As a 2010 class valedictorian of the worlds oldest most respected Cannabis University I am well aware of the topics you refer to. You might want to ad G.W. Pharma to your list as they have over a dozen US patents on cannabinoids. The link provided is a front page article in a Medical Journal about the work I do creating new Cannabis medicines using Photon Radiation in specific nanometer ranges to restore the lost medical properties that have been bred out by the quest for a psychoactive THC only plant. I do believe in the plant, But the way God (mother nature) designed it. In fact the biggest difference between my work and that of many others is that most are in it to make their green gold, where I have spent well over a million dollars of my personal money on research. You may find our THCVA or our CBDVA works far better than regular CBD for anti-inflammation as well as for any type of tremors like MS or Parkinson’s. These two Cannabinoids are the rarest in the world. Anyway Teresa, have a nice day, I am writing this at 5:55pm. In 5 minutes, I change from Non Psychoactive CBD to a nice dank Sativa with infused Beta-Caryophyllene, At bedtime I go with an indica infused with Linalool and extra Myrcene. I find this keeps me out of the wheel chair, and ads to the quality of life. Hopefully most others understood the meaning of my post.

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    • Joe Jiner on

      This man’s understanding of hemp is totally wrong. He has no idea what he is talking about. This man’s knowledge is not founded on any facts and his comments are dangerous. Law enforcement should be going after those people who sell hard drugs and where people are dying from these dangerous drugs. CBD comes from Hemp and Hemp is not marijuana. I take CBD for knee pain. I don’t get high with it just helps with my pain. I cannot over dose nor can I get addicted to it. I cannot take too much and I can’t get sick from it. If I take too much I just pee it out like if it was vitamin C.

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      • George Bianchini on

        Hi Joe, When you state
        ” Law enforcement should be going after those people who sell hard drugs and where people are dying from these dangerous drugs”.
        I think we are on the same page. Yet you don’t even realize it. My post required you to read between the lines. You were just unaware of it. I do have a little knowledge of hemp. I just posted my web site for Rick. Take a look, I have four Cannabis Cup wins so far. One is for Highest CBD of show.

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  2. George Bianchini on

    Let’s not forget the real reason the Feds don’t want to legalize any cannabis products. Even with the fact that only a fraction of the cannabis sales are above board and 280e compliant. The Feds/Irs collected 5 billion of 280e taxes.

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  3. Bill Cross on

    George

    Your initial comment was perfectly clear. Only someone eager to jump into controversy would see it as something to be taken literally. And your research is really interesting. I’m content with CBD in finely powdered form that is absorbed completely by tongue and cheeks, to treat pain in various body parts. But I will try to follow your ongoing research into CBD variants. Thanks for the link.

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