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The Only 3 Ways to Legally Acquire CBD Oil in the United States

The Only 3 Ways to Legally Acquire CBD Oil in the United States

Not long ago most people had never heard of CBD oil, but today it seems like every other day a new CBD oil company is popping up.

We went from thinking it was something illegal, to now seeing it everywhere from health food stores to gas stations all trying to cash in the CBD Oil rush.

Advertisers state their CBD Oil is legal in all 50 states, but is it?

Companies, people and friends can say whatever they like, but the reality is there are only 3 legal ways to acquire CBD oil in the United States.

Violating it could land you in legal trouble just as bad as if you had heroin on you.

So make sure your product is following one of the 3 legal ways to be able to have CBD oil.

Here are the only 3 ways to legally obtain CBD oil in the United States:

1. Import

It is currently legal to import cannabidiol processed from hemp stalks and seeds, in concord with a 2004 9th Circuit court decision. Imported CBD extracted from the hemp flower is not in compliance with current importation under this decision, and hence these imports are subject to seizure.

2. Get it from a medical marijuana program

CBD extracted from cannabis can be acquired in a state with a legal Medical Marijuana (MMJ) program. This CBD cannot move across state lines. As a controlled substance, it is limited to serving only those residing in that state.

3. Get it from a domestic hemp program

The most beneficial way to acquire CBD in the U.S. is from a legal hemp program in a state that is fully compliant with Federal Farm Bill section 7606. The State of Kentucky has the best legislative and regulatory pathway to empower hemp programs to grow, cultivate, process, and market hemp and hemp-derived CBD. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) clearly articulates that the hemp flower is to be processed as an agricultural commodity, in other words, as food.

At www.CBDWholesale.Global we comply legally by obtaining our CBD products using method # 3 which is the domestic hemp program

The big benefits are high quality CDB products made and grown organically in the USA without pesticides, herbicides or mildewcides.

How GenCanna’s Farm Trusted Hemp Products are Legal:

The 2014 Farm Bill (Agricultural Act of 2014) changed the legal status of hemp in the U.S.  Section 7606 conveyed to state Departments of Agriculture and institutions of higher learning the ability to grow, cultivate, process, and market hemp as long as research projects were conducted in accordance with corresponding state and federal laws.

While a small path to accessing this American grown superfood thus became available, it wasn’t until an August, 2016, issuance of a Statement of Principles by the USDA (also co-signed by DOJ/DEA and HHS/FDA) that federal agencies had a legal basis for the broad federal acceptance of hemp.   Recent clarification has removed most of the legal questions about the movement of hemp and hemp-derived products over state and international lines.

Kentucky’s leadership in hemp reform, stemming from its long history as the dominant American supplier of hemp products, has ensured that Kentucky’s farmers and processors are in the vanguard of this re-emerging agricultural commodity.

Kentucky grown hemp enjoys the clarity of rules designed to regulate the agricultural production of a re-purposed crop in a jurisdiction famous for its farmers and its hemp.  GenCanna™ is proud to have a successful history and relationship with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, of instituting our head office at our Hemp Research Campus in Winchester, KY, and in becoming the first recipient of a multiyear production permit.

Legality of GenCanna™ Hemp & CBD products by Year:


  • All cannabis, including hemp, is not federally approved, regulated or lawful except under DEA license as a Schedule 1 drug agricultural commodity (i.e., food).
  • Hemp imports of material sourced from stalk and seed only had increased materially since a 2004 9th Circuit ruling where HIA won the right to import hemp products, expressly omitting inclusion of the hemp flower.


  • US Farm Bill (Section 7606) creates a federal structure for state-level industrial hemp pilot programs engaging in growth, cultivation, and marketing.  Corresponding state legislation and regulatory structure provides a federally legal architecture for low-THC hemp production.


  • A U.S. Agricultural Appropriations Bill contains an amendment allowing for the movement of hemp plant matter, including seeds, across state lines.
  • Congress signs the Omnibus Act, which further protects the GenCanna™ program by preventing federal monies from being spent to “prohibit the transportation, processing, sale or use of industrial hemp that is grown or cultivated in accordance with” Section 7606 of the U.S. Farm Bill.


  • The USDA, in conjunction with co-signers from DEA/DOJ and FDA/HSS, issues a Statement of Principles that signify the federal acceptance of hemp.
  • NIFA, part of the U.S.D.A., announces that it will accept hemp-related projects for funding grants.
  • The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) clarifies its support of hemp, hemp-derived CBD, and corresponding agricultural development for its farmers and processors.
  • Various other governmental actors, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, provide further written support for hemp as an agricultural commodity.
  • The KDA issues its 2017 Policy Guide, the nascent hemp industry’s most significant regulatory guide.


  • Kentucky quietly passes SB 218, clarifying the role of the KDA in relation to Kentucky’s hemp regulation.
  • The 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill passes, including previous hemp language and clearly articulating state/international line transportation.
  • Expectations of the introduction of The Hemp Farming Act of 2017 are high.

While I can’t speak for other companies, I do know that you can order your products legally at www.CBDWholesale.Global by clicking here


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