Legal Marijuana, In All 50 States—No Legalization Required? How Hemp Companies Are Hacking Federal Drug Laws.

Legal Marijuana, In All 50 States—No Legalization Required? How Hemp Companies Are Hacking Federal Drug Laws.

Author: Chris Roberts

Texas, home to some of the most punitive marijuana laws in the United States, is also home to more than its fair share of companies dealing in hemp and CBD products—which, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, are legal in all 50 states (even Texas).

Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis, but the distinction is a matter of law, not botany. Marijuana (illegal) has more than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight, according to the 2018 Farm Bill; hemp (legal) has 0.3 percent or less. More to the point: Marijuana and THC get you high. Hemp and CBD do not.

Or so the distinction is supposed to go. Because if what Lukas Gilkey is telling me is correct, the hemp-derived gummy I have in my hands—and am about to put into my body—is one of a wave of cannabis products that can get you high while remaining legal in all 50 states.

View the full article at forbes.com