Our little munchkins are the lights of our lives. They mean the entire world to us. As parents, we are their role models, their teachers, and their heroes. So when it comes to protecting them, we’re willing to do anything to make sure they’re comfortable and safe!
Cannabis has a long history in the United States. Over the centuries, it’s been used as food, clothing, a topical treatment, and more. In many states – 29 states as of March 2018 – the medicinal use of cannabis is legal. Nine states even allow its use recreationally. But the reason cannabis is such a divisive topic for federal and state legislators is because it contains THC. Hemp, on the other hand, is much more accepted. In fact, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is currently pushing a bill to legalize it on a federal level. This is because hemp has many uses and has far larger concentrations of the beneficial substance CBD rather than THC.
The Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Agency do not treat CBD the same as THC, the cannabis plant’s psychoactive component. The possession and usage of CBD-based products aren’t prosecuted like THC-based products because it is not psychoactive. Continue reading to learn more about what separates CBD from THC and why the federal government made this decision.