|Because the research shows such positive results, more and more people are becoming interested in alternative treatments including CBD (cannabidiol, a cannabinoid most prevalent in hemp).
In 2014 the Farm Bill included a provision that allowed hemp to be cultivated, marketed and consumed in all 50 states as long as it was sourced from a legal or pilot state. What’s more, the wording states that no federal or state agency may interfere with hemp pilot programs. That’ being said, the DEA rescheduled CBD from schedule 1 to schedule 5 in the fall of 2018. When asked, the DEA will explicitly state that CBD is illegal and classified as a schedule 5 drug. The World Health Organization and the FDA have both stated that hemp and CBD are not a health risk and support descheduling by the DEA.