Industrial Hemp CBD oil is NOT Marijuana

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On August 23, 2018, the DA’s office of Lauderdale County Alabama, through press conference, declared that CBD oil is ILLEGAL in the state of Alabama. It was said that CBD oil is marijuana, and considered to be a controlled substance subject to charges and arrests if caught with the oil. There are countless CBD oil users who understand the difference between marijuana derived CBD, and INDUSTRIAL HEMP derived CBD. Below are some facts supporting this. We petition for clarification that our industrial hemp CBD oil is in fact LEGAL in all of AL, and for retraction of the false statemts which put  Industrial Hemp in the same category as marijuana. If you would like this changed immediately, please sign this petition.


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Regarding CBD Oil in Alabama and the dire mistakes being made by Colbert and Lauderdale County...  In 2016 Governor Robert Bentley signed the Alabama Industrial Hemp Research Program Act. This means that beyond any reasonable doubt, Alabama is in fact a participant in the USDA hemp research pilot program, adding even more fuel to what any honorable judge would find in the below argument. 

 
All current laws in Alabama regarding CBD define the substance as being derived from MARIJUANA and having an arbitrary level above 0.3% THC (clearly NOT inclusive of industrial hemp).

 
HEMP IS NOT marijuana, and is distinctly removed from the definition by Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm bill.


Section 7606 of the act, Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research, defines industrial hemp as distinct from marijuana and authorizes institutions of higher education or state department's of agriculture in states that legalized hemp cultivation to regulate and conduct research and pilot programs. This section also includes marketing as an area of research and permits companies to sell products produced legally under the program. 

 It has also been acknowledged that the 2014 farm bill carves a distinct exception out for industrial hemp in many court cases around the country.

 
The “laws” the local DA points out need some clarification in the claims. There are a few things mistaken here. "Carley's Law" allows up to 3% THC, not 0.3% - It was written this way to cover CBD derived from marijuana, not hemp. Under federal law, hemp is distinctly different from marijuana.

 
Furthermore, it would appear that Lauderdale and Colbert Counties no longer need federal funding, as this move puts that in jeopardy...

Under the FY18 Agriculture, Food, and Drug Administration, Rural Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, they are also clearly risking federal funding by interfering with products deemed legal by congress under the 2014 Farm Bill.

 
Given that Alabama law enforcement would attempt to supersede federal law by including hemp in the definition of Marijuana, we need the clarification immediately. 

 
The Alabama HB 393 also deems that ALL industrial hemp derived goods are legal, and ALL industrial hemp can have a maximum of up to 0.3% THC. Most CBD oils are well below the legal limit, and are 100% non psychotropic, 100% non addictive, and help with a number of conditions.

 
Industrial hemp CBD users experience relief from neurological disorders, chronic inflammation, chronic pain, muscle spasms, seizures, among numerous other conditions. The testimonies from industrial hemp CBD oil users are endless.

CBD oil sends signals to the human body’s endocannabinoid system or ECS. The ECS refers to a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules located throughout the body – in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. Though it performs different tasks in each tissue, its goal is always homeostasis, or optimal balance, within the body. Because of its ability to maintain homeostasis within the body, the ECS is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.

 
Thank you for your stance in this matter. Together, we can fight to get the clarifications we need! 



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