WHY THE 2014 FARM BILL CHANGED EVERYTHING
The legal growth and sale of hemp would not be possible without the 2014 Farm Bill. As passed by the House, the bill includes the two-page Section 7606, entitled “Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research” provision. This section states that regardless of any other federal law: “the industrial hemp is grown or cultivated for purposes of research conducted under an agricultural pilot program or other agricultural or academic research; and “the growing or cultivating of industrial hemp is allowed under the laws of the State in which such institution of higher education or State Department of Agriculture is located and such research occurs.”
WE ARE COMPLIANT.
Working directly with the State of South Carolina, which legalized the commercial growing of industrial hemp, Sea Island CBD is compliant with all existing laws in relation to hemp extracts and byproducts.
Section 7606 of the federal law states that regardless of any other federal law (including the Controlled Substances Act), if the growing and cultivation of industrial hemp is allowed under the state laws and overseen by the State Department of Agriculture, then the product can be manufactured and sold as part of the state’s approved Hemp Pilot Program.
WE ARE LEGAL
Despite hemp’s long history of cultivation and use in the United States, growing the crop for commercial purposes has been federally prohibited for almost 50 years. With the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill; however, hemp is once again being legally planted on American soil.
Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill is the key to understanding the legality of the matter. This section defined Hemp as being distinct from Cannabis. It also authorized state universities and agricultural departments to begin cultivating and studying the product. When hemp is processed in this manner, it becomes a legal good that can benefit the wellness of many citizens.
The 2014 Farm Bill allows companies like Sea Island CBD to beat outdated myths about hemp. While these changes won’t happen overnight, every Sea Island CBD customer is doing their part to re-educate.
Our company has been permitted by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture to grow hemp in 2019 for research purposes. We proudly work in conjunction with University of South Carolina at Beaufort and MUSC to produce the highest quality hemp for CBD production in the state.