These recent legislative changes simply underscore the fact that CBD is becoming more accepted within the mainstream of American culture every day. People everywhere are learning about CBD, and they are pressuring their state legislatures to pass humane and reasonable CBD laws.
As a proud member of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, we’re always keeping up with the latest developments in CBD legislation. Recently, the efforts of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable and related organizations have succeeded in securing legislative changes in states that had previously enacted relatively restrictive hemp and CBD laws.
We’re happy to announce that state legislators in Kansas, Texas, and Florida have recently made it easier for residents of their states to access the CBD they use to get more enjoyment out of life. While the fight for fair and reasonable CBD legislation is far from over in some parts of the country, here are the details on these promising developments in state hemp laws:
Up until this week, CBD was only legal in Kansas if it contained 0% THC. This restrictive legislation made it impossible for Kansas residents to observe the letter of the law unless they used isolate CBD, which doesn’t contain any of the potentially beneficial trace cannabinoids and terpenes that contribute to the entourage effect. While enforcement of this law was rare, any business or individual that possessed full-spectrum CBD, which contains trace amounts of THC and other cannabinoids, was in danger of prosecution.
With the passage of the Senate Substitute to House Bill 2167, however, CBD products that contain up to 0.3% THC are now legal for sale and possession in Kansas. Now that Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has signed this bill into law, residents of this state can experience the benefits of full-spectrum CBD for themselves without having to worry about any potential (if highly unlikely) legal consequences.
House Bill 2167 also expands the Kansas industrial hemp program to include cultivation for commercial purposes. Previously, this state’s hemp program was authorized for research purposes only.
CBD law in Texas is still up in the air, but recent efforts by the Texas House of Representatives have taken things one step further toward full legalization of cannabidiol in this state. On April 23rd, the House passed Bill 1325, which is based on the Roundtable Model’s State Act. This measure would start a hemp growing program in Texas, and it would also provide redundant legal protections for CBD products.
All CBD products sold in Texas would need to follow strict labeling requirements under HB 1325, but this bill represents a significant step forward in a state that has historically been highly opposed to CBD legalization efforts. The Texas Senate is slated to vote on the bill on May 6th, and Texas CBD advocates need your support to get House Bill 1325 to the governor’s desk. You can use a simple online form to petition your state senators in Texas to pass this measure, and if you live out of state, make sure that your Texas friends and family know that this incredible potential for safe CBD access has finally come to their part of the country.
Florida lawmakers have finally taken action to make CBD fully legal in their state. On May 3rd, the Florida State Senate passed Senate Bill 1020, which incorporates many of the elements of the Roundtable’s Model State Act. This bill significantly expands Florida’s hemp growth program, and it makes the sale of hemp-based CBD fully legal.
To sell CBD products in Florida, vendors must abide by specific labeling laws. For full legal status, the labels on CBD products sold in Florida must provide information about THC levels and third-party testing results, and SB 1020 contains some relatively obscure language that may mistakenly lump CBD together with other hemp oil extracts and hemp seed food products. We’ll need to wait for a response from the Florida state legislature before we can provide all the details on the potential impact of SB 1020, but Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the bill into law shortly.
The Bottom Line
These recent legislative changes simply underscore the fact that CBD is becoming more accepted within the mainstream of American culture every day. People everywhere are learning about CBD, and they are pressuring their state legislatures to pass humane and reasonable CBD laws. Here at CBDfx, we’re at the cutting edge of formulating excellent CBD products that benefit real people throughout the USA, and we’ll always be here as your number one source for all CBD news.