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Hemp Becomes Mainstream

Since 1970, the Controlled Substances Act had banned cannabis of any kind, including hemp. In December of 2018, President Trump signed into action the 2018 Farm Bill, which drastically transformed the hemp policy in the United States, and federally legalized the cultivation and production of industrial hemp. 

As a result, federal law now differentiates hemp from other cannabis plants, and the cultivation of hemp is treated like any other agricultural commodity. Regulatory power is shared by state and federal governments, and there are numerous restrictions in place related to the cultivation and production of hemp, as well as hemp-derived cannabinoid products.

Of upmost importance is the hemp classification -- legally compliant hemp cannot contain more than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the psychoactive compound found in marijuana that is the source of the "high" experienced by the user. 

With regards to hemp-derived cannabinoid products, like those found at Hometown Hemp, they are also legal as long as the hemp used to yield those products is produced in compliance with state and federal regulations. 

Inaccurate or inconsistent product labeling creates a huge problem for those of us that are looking for a safe and effective CBD product. This is why it's crucial that you get to know your product supplier, to ensure that they are legally compliant and legitimate, knowledgeable partners. 


One simple step you can take to ensure the quality and effectiveness of your hemp-derived products is to ask your supplier to provide you with third-party lab reports. These detailed reports will include a cannabinoid profile that specifies the concentration levels of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids. The report will also detect the presence of any pesticides or microbes in the batch of hemp from which the product was derived.  



Konieczny, Eileen, and Lauren Wilson. Healing with CBD: How Cannabidiol Can Transform Your Health without the High. Ulysses Press, 2018.

Hudak, John. (2018, Dec 14). The Farm Bill, hemp legalization and the status of CBD: An explainer. Brookings. Retrieved from

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Hometown Hemp

1750 Highway 192 W, Suite 3, London, Kentucky 40741

(606) 657-5392

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