Is It Legal ?
The Legal Part about product
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) issued a PRESS RELEASE on May 28 stating that hemp-based cannabidiol or CBD is now considered legal. Hemp is apparently a big hit these days among officials of the federal government. The DEA announcement makes a definitive distinction, however. CBD oils derived from hemp are no longer of the list of federally controlled substances, but marijuana-derived CBD oils still are.
“Products and materials that are made from the cannabis plant and which fall outside the CSA definition of marijuana are not controlled under the CSA. Such products may accordingly be sold and otherwise distributed throughout the United States without restriction under the CSA or its implementing regulations. The mere presence of cannabinoids is not itself dispositive as to whether a substance is within the scope of the CSA; the dispositive question is whether the substance falls within the CSA definition of marijuana.”
Due to varying regulations around the world eBay have prohibited all consumable products containing CBD so sold /marketed as a topical skin oil ,balm ,lotion. This CBD oil is NOT sold as a consumable product either for oral consumption ,or vaping.
Since Industrial hemp is excluded from the definition of marijuana in The controlled substances act (CSA) Any product derived from industrial hempwould be considered legal (Including cannabinoid products) as long as they are compliant with the federal farm bill.
The DEA Acknowledged that CBD sourced from industrial hemp cultivated lawfully pursuant to the states Industrial Hemp laws and acted under the 2014 US Farm bill is legal.
This is because “industrial hemp” itself is specifically excluded from the CSA’s definition of marijuana in section 7606 of the farm bill. Since industrial hemp is excluded from the definition of the CSA , and a product consisting solely of parts of the cannabis plant excluded from the CSA’s definition of marijuana is not included in the new drug code, then such product, in our case CBD, also excluded from the definition of marijuana under the CSA , and thus is legal at least at the federal level according to the DEA.
“The new drug code (7350) Established in the final rule does not include materials or products that are excluded from the definition of marijuana set forth in the controlled substances act (CSA), the new drug code includes only those extracts that fall within the definition of marijuana set forward by the CSA.
If a product consisted solely of parts of the cannabis plant excluded from the CSAs definition of marijuana such product would not be included in the new drug code 7350 or in the drug code for marijuana(7360).
The DEA states that The term marijuana does not include the mature stalks of such plant, fibre produced from such stalks, OIL , or a cake made from the seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such stalks ,fibre, “oil”, or cake, or the Sterile seeds of such plant which is incapable of germination.
Product is approved to sale in the USA the EU and the UK