The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has made a ruling on CBD oil.
The cannabis substance is now illegal under federal law. Here are seven things you should know about the move:
- DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg said the new law will pave way for the agency to exercise its power in tracking quantities of CBD oil.
- The agency said these substances are federally illegal Schedule I substances. “Extracts of marihuana will continue to be treated as Schedule I controlled substances,” the notice says.
- Some websites are selling the substance on their website, which they may legally be able to do if the THC percentage in hemp is 0.3% or less.
- The code is 21 CFR Part 1308 and it mentions marijuana extracts.
- However, the DEA says that this isn’t the case as all extracts that contain CBD also contain other cannabinoids, thus ensuring they are illegal.
- The agency ensures that they could prosecute even if they find small traces of the substance.
- CBD oil is often seen as an alternative way of consuming marijuana that doesn’t require smoking.
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