With the market of Cannabis growing rapidly, it is important to know why something is legal and what exactly is illegal. It is also important to understand the laws around Industrial Hemp (which is LEGAL in Canada) versus the United States where Federal Laws may countermand State Laws that have already legalized a cannabis including marijuana for recreational use.
Please, especially if this is your symptom reliever of choice, do your research yourself and choose products only from those you trust. If you do something illegal it may prevent your path in the future.
This way you can purchase and consume with the good faith of knowing you are within your legal rights. Understanding
Cannabidiol is will help us answer the question of
understanding why Industrial Hemp is legal. The biggest difference in the North American determination of what is legal or not with respect to Cannabis is the THC level.
THC is A Cannabinoid, in fact 1 of at least 60, found to date with extensive scientific research in Various Cannabis Strains. THC is the substance that is known to produce the “high” that
marijuana is known for and the one that the Governments of the the World have intensely regulated for nearly 70 years. They have already taxed tobacco and alcohol and pharmaceuticals as much as possible and they have preserved cannabis for their biggest cash cow yet. Let
us hope that we can finally have our health back.....please.
In the article by Leaf Science
actually shows the differences between Cannabis that is considered Hemp
and the that considered (Marijuana. It further shows the main reason
that HEMP IS LEGAL IN CANADA AS NUTRACEUTICAL FUNCTIONAL FOOD.
THC levels in the Canadian Prairie INDUSTRIAL HEMP that is used to
produce our Products is FAR BELOW LEGAL LIMITS. These are the required rules
Marijuana plants May Contain High Levels of THC, hemp contains very
little of the psychoactive chemical. This single difference is what most
rely on to distinguish hemp from marijuana. For example, Countries like
Canada have set the maximum THC content of hemp at 0.3%. Any cannabis
with higher THC levels is considered marijuana instead.
If you crave more information you can find a healthy dose here
comparison, medical marijuana produces anywhere between 5-20% THC on
average, with engineered strains tipping the scale at 25-30% THC.
Your WELLNESS IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE to us
largest changes have come in the latest laws which have excluded
Industrial Hemp and CBD from the DEA and the controlled substances act.
the U.S.A. the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 – Amends the
Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition
of “marihuana.” Defines “industrial hemp” to mean the plant Cannabis
sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a
delta-nine tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3
percent on a dry weight basis. Deems Cannabis sativa L. to meet that
concentration limit if a person grows or processes it for purposes of
making industrial hemp in accordance with state law. ~
The Industrial Hemp Regulations define industrial hemp:
“ the plants and plant parts of the genera Cannabis, the
leaves and flowering heads of which do not contain more than 0.3 per
cent THC w/w (tetrahydrocannabinol) including the derivatives of such
plants and plant parts that contain no more than 10 µg/g (10 ppm) THC ”
Originating from Central Asia, industrial hemp arrived in eastern Canada with European settlers early in the 17th century. For the next 300 years, hemp was cultivated for food and fibre across the country, including in Alberta. However, in 1938 the Opium and Narcotic Act banned the cultivation, possession and processing of hemp in North America.
In 1994, Canada began to issue research licences to grow industrial hemp on an experimental basis (Figure 1). In 1998, the commercial production of industrial hemp was legalized in Canada with Health Canada being the authority to grant licenses .
Currently, Canada is the only Country in North America where the Cultivation of Industrial Hemp IS Legal.
More information about Cannabis can be found at www.dispensaries.ca