Act Now to Save Hemp and CBD!

Dear Community, 

This is a critical moment for the future of hemp and CBD and we need your support. Starting today, our government is voting on the 2018 Farm Bill to decide on the legality of hemp and CBD. Currently, special interest groups are trying to reclassify hemp extract and CBD as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance (the same classification as heroin) and block the Farm Bill. These special interest groups want to stop the production of legal hemp plants and prevent access to this non-psychoactive plant medicine. The man behind these efforts is Senator Chuck Grassley:

We believe this is unacceptable and we need radical community action now! 

Please join us in blocking Senator Grassley's anti-hemp and anti-farmer amendment and demanding continued access to legal hemp and CBD. Activate your networks and social media platforms NOW and use your consumer voice to inspire others to take a stand before it's too late. Take a moment and call your Senators and Representatives to show your support for the 2018 Farm Bill and our right to access legal hemp and CBD. This is our responsibility as active, conscious citizens. Here are four simple steps to take action: 

If you don't know where you stand, think about Charlotte Figi and the countless children using CBD daily to treat epilepsy, cancer and more. 

From the U.S. Hemp Roundtable: 

American farmers, small businesspeople and consumers have enthusiastically embraced the recent introduction of The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 which would permanently legalize hemp. Thanks to the efforts of Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and a bi-partisan array of supporters, including Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Hemp Farming Act has been attached to the Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill, which is expected to become law this year.
 
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) filed an amendment to the Farm Bill that would devastate the industry's efforts to promote full legalization of hemp and hemp products.  Specifically, Grassley's amendment would explicitly exclude "cannabinoids," "extracts" and "derivatives" from the definition of hemp.  This could mean that popular products such as hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) may be treated by the DEA as a Schedule 1 controlled substance - akin to heroin.  

Fortunately, after thousands of calls, emails and social media posts by Hemp Supporters across the country, Washington listened, and the Farm Bill was passed by the committee without even voting on the Grassley Amendment. However, Sen. Grassley indicated that he wants to continue the discussion, so we need to be vigilant.  We still need you to contact your Senators to resist any future attempt to amend the Farm Bill with Sen. Grassley's language, or anything similar.

Jessica AssafComment