On February 15, 2018, The U.S. Hemp Roundtable Board of Directors met to discuss several highly-publicized incidents involving retail stores being accused of selling marijuana when they are selling and marketing CBD or cannabidiol products. The board discusses that the federal law provides significant protections for hemp derived CBD, they also went on to quote the World Health Organization on their opinion of CBD products: “To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health related problems with the use of pure CBD”
We are still gathering the facts, but anecdotally we understand that at least some of the products that have been seized are hemp-derived and fully legal. Further, blanket public statements that have declared that all CBD is legal has caused the industry great concern.
The board of directors of the US Hemp Roundtable have issued a statement on the subject and more importantly, we stand ready to help address questions from all sources on hemp and CBD, and work with our industry partners to take any action that may prove necessary.
To read the full statement please visit the link below.