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DEA declares non-psychoactive CBD to be a Schedule 1 substance!
On Tuesday 12/13 the DEA made a sweeping decision to place CBD extracts in the category of Schedule 1, which defines them as having no medicinal purpose and high-risk of abuse.
"Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote."
This is especially disconcerting given that CBD oil is specifically designed to be a healthy and beneficial dietary supplement. Since it does not produce a mind-altering state nor have any known adverse side effects, it would not seem to have a "high potential for abuse". Case studies suggest that CBD oil does indeed have an "accepted medical use" and these studies can be readily found on the internet.
The DEA did this in direct contradiction to existing law, the 2014 Farm bill which specifically states that all parts of the hemp plant are legal and allows for interstate transport of hemp products. The DEA is acting as if it were Congress in effect by implementing 'administrative actions' that for all practical purposes create new 'laws' that usurp Congress' authority.
Unless there is a change, on 1/13/17 there is a high-possibility that CBD processors will no longer be able to ship this product to people who rely on it to help manage their well being. It will only be available within the states where cannabis is already legal. This is an unacceptable infringement on your rights as a US citizen! It is time to take back control over our destinies.
LET YOUR REPRESENTATIVES KNOW YOU WANT THIS HARMLESS & NON-PSYCHOACTIVE PLANT TO BE AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO NEED IT!
All of us need to make our voices heard now! Call both your incoming and outgoing representatives and let them know that this action is unacceptable. The only way to stop this is to take immediate action, and it needs to come from each and every one of us to stop this needless infringement on our rights!