Plenty of people know about CBD, using it for everything from a sleep aid to a pain reliever. Such CBD products sold legally in Tennessee do not contain enough product to create a high. It comes from hemp, not marijuana
“The legal definition is hemp is less than point three percent THC which is the psychotropic agent. Marijuana is point three percent or greater,” said Altman.
“CBD primarily comes from hemp and if you have hemp-derived CBD products that is perfectly legal in the U.S. and Tennessee,” said professor Elliot Altman, who is one of the foremost experts on CBD oil in Tennessee.
Professor Altman was subpeonaed to testify in the case, if needed to explain to the judge the key difference between hemp and marijuana.
He heads up the Botanical Medical Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University, legally cultivating hemp.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies closed 23 stores after they were caught allegedly selling candy that contained CBD oil.
So, if hemp and CBD oil made from hemp is legal why did law enforcement conduct Operation Candy Crush?
The short answer is yes. Cannabidiol oil that is derived from hemp, and that contains less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is legal for use in oils, tinctures, topicals, and even infused into certain kinds of edible products, as well. Since the passage of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, all hemp products and products derived from hemp were legalized for sale, use, and possession at a federal level. The US Department of Agriculture are in charge of maintaining rules and regulations regarding the safety and quality standards, although the US Food and Drug Administration still maintain power over the marketing and regulation of CBD labeling, therapeutic claims, and additive to food products.
What is CBD?
There are six pesticides that have been approved for use on hemp by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Tennessee:
In 2016, Senate Bill 2125 was signed into law. This bill amended the marijuana laws in Tennessee to exclude any cannabis oil, including cannabis flower and seeds, containing less than .6% of THC from the legal definition of marijuana.