At the federal level, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L 115-334, (the 2018 Farm Bill) was signed into law on Dec. 20, 2018. Among other things, this new taw changes certain federal authorities relating to the production and marketing of hemp, defined as "the plant Cannabis sativa L and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis." These changes include removing hemp from the (SA, which means that cannabis plants and derivatives that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis are no longer controlled substances under federal law.*
Source: "FOA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis·~rived Products: Questions and Answers: FOA. 4 April. 2019. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/public-health-focus/fda-regulation-cannabis·and·Cannabis-derived-products·questions·and·answers#approved
CBD is still highly unregulated and we do expect the FDA to bring more regulation into this brand new market in the foreseeable future. Until then we are pre-approved under the 2018 Farm Bill Act as a Schedule V substance which is lower than caffeine on the Schedule! The stipulations that need to be met to lower CBD from Schedule II to Schedule V are as follows:
- Hemp being used for CBD extraction must come from a registered US grower and manufacturer.
- CBD in use must be Hemp-derived, not Marijuana-derived.
- Final production-use CBD must contain less than .3% THC
Many large corporate chains have already seen the benefits of carrying CBD products and are making huge profit margins because of it Companies such as Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, and Giant Eagle/GetGo already have over 50 different CBD products with no issues from the FDA or DEA. As we move forward into new Marijuana and Hemp legislation these regulations will become more clear and more and more states will become recreationally legal. All of these products are natural AND they work, which is why people everywhere are replacing their drug regimens with CBD and THC -based products.
Schedule V drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV and consist of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics. Schedule V drugs are generally used for antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic purposes.
Some examples of Schedule V drugs are: Cough preparations with less than 200 milligrams of codeine or per 100 milliliters (Robitussin AC), Lomotil, Motofen, Lyrica, Parepectolin
Source: https:// www.deil.gov/drug·scheduling
Screenshot of Controll~ Substances Schedule