A. FDA is aware of some cannabis products being marketed as animal health products. We want to stress that FDA has not approved cannabis for any use in animals, and the agency cannot ensure the safety or effectiveness of these products. For these reasons, FDA cautions pet-owners against the use of such products and recommends that you talk with your veterinarian about appropriate treatment options for your pet.
A. At the federal level, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334, (the 2018 Farm Bill) was signed into law on Dec. 20, 2018. Among other things, this new law changes certain federal authorities relating to the production and marketing of hemp, defined as “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.” These changes include removing hemp from the CSA, which means that cannabis plants and derivatives that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis are no longer controlled substances under federal law.
25. Can hemp be added to animal food?
Children and Pregnant/Lactating Women
These GRAS conclusions do not affect the FDA’s position on the addition of CBD and THC to food.
13. What is FDA’s position on cannabis and cannabis-derived ingredients in cosmetics?
2. How does the 2018 Farm Bill define hemp? What does it mean for FDA-regulated products?
A. FDA is aware that unapproved cannabis or cannabis-derived products are being used for the treatment of a number of medical conditions including, for example, AIDS wasting, epilepsy, neuropathic pain, spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis, and cancer and chemotherapy-induced nausea.
Washington – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
Ohio – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
North Carolina – Illegal to grow hemp but allowed for medical use as long as it has less than 0.9% THC.
The Future of Legal CBD & Hemp
Montana – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
New York – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
To make it easy for you, CBD is legal in all 50 states, however the law is different from state to state. State laws dictate the legality on what type of CBD product people can use and which one is prohibited.
Since the implementation of the Farm Bill, hemp derived products have been hitting the market in droves. Hemp products like CBD are very high in demand especially in the medical and nutritional field since CBD has tons of health benefits and is known to combat a lot of illnesses.
Now, as we inch our way towards a new decade, the landscape is much different.
The endocannabinoid system is a regulatory system — meaning it indirectly controls a variety of processes in the human body by either turning them up or dialing them back down. This is why compounds like CBD have such a long list of benefits and uses.
What Is CBD and Is It Legal?
Don’t be mislead, marijuana is not a deadly drug — but the laws haven’t changed on a federal level in 80 years.
Cannabinoids are classified by their ability to interact with a specialized system of receptors and hormones in the body aptly named the endocannabinoid system. End– meaning “inside the body”. Conversely, cannabinoids that come from plants such as cannabis are called phyto-cannabinoids.
Let’s cover each form of cannabis in more detail.