Federal Bill Would Remove CBD from ‘Marihuana’ Definition

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A bill to exclude cannabidiol and “cannabidiol-rich plants” from the definition of “marihuana” under the federal Controlled Substances Act has been introduced in the House by Republican Rep. Scott Perry and co-sponsored by a bi-partisan cadre of lawmakers from states with both comprehensive and limited medical cannabis programs.

Perry said that while lawmakers in his home state of Pennsylvania have moved to allow access to CBD therapies, access remains restrictive due to federal laws which leave families and children “out of options.”

“I still disagree with the recreational use of marijuana; however, these children and individuals like them deserve a chance to lead a healthy and productive life, and our government shouldn’t stand in the way,” Perry said in a press release. “My proposal is a narrow way to ensure that these kids get the help they need.”

Under the measure products containing CBD with no more than .3 percent THC would be removed from the federal definition of marijuana.

Last July, Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, penned an op-ed in the Huffington Post concluding that “CBD appears to be a safe drug with no addictive effects, and the preliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions.”

The bill has been moved to the House Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, and Financial Services committees.

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LINK TO CONGRESS.GOV  See the bill.

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7 Comments

  1. Bethanyisblazed

    ahhh, this is something that makes me uneasy! The “entourage effect” explains why it is important to have THC and CBD in unison. CBD by itself is helpful, sure- but when you add THC to the mix you have a group of cannabinoids that are working together to achieve relief. I feel like this will give people false hope when they go to take their CBD capsules and they don’t see and major change.

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    1. Roxy Bentsen Faulkner

      Bethanyisblazed I am in complete agreement. This too I believe will come in time. We are finally making some progress with lawmakers. (It is ludicrous that we have to beg to use a PLANT.) Prohibition does not work and as long as they outlaw parts of the cure the black market will continue to thrive and people will pay way too much for relief. I just joined NORML and they are all over the US. It is important to support these grassroots organizations as they are the ones on the front lines doing the hard work. Do a Google search on NORML for your area. They need our support and they deserve it! ✌︎☮

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  2. molaplume

    Good evening dear Roxy. Alleluiah! Praise the Lord!!! Finally some members of the D. C. Duncehood have doffed their caps in deference to all those chronic suffering patients who will benefit the most from a radical, yet quite rational, expansion of properlly designed clinical research trials of the use of CBD for certain neurological diseases like Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy and, pour quoi pas, the PTSD syndrome. Don’t miss my upcoming blogs on the subject. This surely needs some celebrating in style, for which I am opening right away a bottle of Torrontes wine from Salta,Argentina…as if I needed an excuse to enjoy my favorite pastime, now that I gave up on women altogether.
    A big kiss and Salud!

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  3. Roxy Bentsen Faulkner

    How delightful to read your enthusiastic response to my latest post on CBD, and let me say I am complete agreement with you concerning the “DC Duncehood”. Love that expression by the way. 😁 Don’t get me started on the ridiculousness of prohibition by the Wacko Washington Weirdos. The science is there yet they refuse to see it. We both know why!!! Now we celebrate. 🍾 We have finally made a wee bit of progress. Cheers 🍷my friend and I look forward to your posts on the subject!

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  4. molaplume

    Dear, I invented that term as a suitable title for my blog on the complete failure of the US politicians to foresee the real danger of the Zika infection and to take adequate Public Health measures( check my page’s list of contents to find my blog from last year) I even put a lovely image. Bon soir!

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  5. Roxy Bentsen Faulkner

    Bethanyisblazed I am in complete agreement. This too I believe will come in time. We are finally making some progress with lawmakers. (It is ludicrous that we have to beg to use a PLANT.) Prohibition does not work and as long as they outlaw parts of the cure the black market will continue to thrive and people will pay way too much for relief. I just joined NORML and they are all over the US. It is important to support these grassroots organizations as they are the ones on the front lines doing the hard work. Do a Google search on NORML for your area. They need our support and they deserve it! ✌︎☮

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