In the world of hemp, there are a ton of regulations and all of these regulations vary from state to state. So while one state may say you can smoke hemp flower at any age, another may limit it to those over the age of 21. This is just how the industry is right now and those getting into hemp need to learn to roll with these regulations. Happily, these regulations are incredibly subject to rapid change. This is true in Virginia where they just passed a law recognizing hemp extract as food.
Although hemp is legal federally and cannabis is legal in some states–the laws are different depending on which state you are growing hemp in. The states in which cannabis is legal, have an easier time producing CBD products than states in which cannabis is not legal because technically CBD products marketed as dietary supplements are illegal federally. By opening up the hemp laws Virginia is skirting those federal laws as well even though Cannabis is still not legal in Virginia. This legitimizes a slew of products being produced in the state. However, it also opens up the potential for very confused consumers and invites a possible crackdown from the Federal Government. However, since the Federal Government has been so slow to issue regulations relating to CBD and hemp extract as a food supplement–the vacuum continues to be filled on a state level by states like Virginia and others.
These types of laws will likely start popping up more and more until the US government takes a proactive approach to regulation in the meantime, for more information on CBD regulations, seeds, and growing practices, contact CBD Seed Co today.