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President Trump just ended hemp prohibition across America, legalizing industrial hemp farming nationwide

naturalnews.com
21 December 2018
Mike Adams

(Natural News) Achieving another breathtaking win for the American people while fighting against a criminal, corrupt establishment, President Donald J. Trump just legalized industrial hemp nationwide by signing the new Farm Bill into law. The hemp legalization provision was spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), further demonstrating that Republicans support hemp legalization and agricultural freedom.

After nearly 50 years of prohibition, industrial hemp will be legal to grow across America beginning January 1, 2019. It’s another huge victory that helps Make America Great Again by unleashing the power of agricultural freedom and natural health.

“This law marks the first change in the federal classification of the cannabis plant since it was initially classified as a schedule I controlled substance by Congress in 1970, and paves the way for the first federally-sanctioned commercial hemp grows since World War II,” said NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano. NORML also adds:

The hemp-specific provisions of the 2018 Act amend the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 so that hemp plants containing no more than 0.3 percent THC are no longer classified as a schedule I controlled substance under federal law.

“Although hemp will no longer be in the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice, prospective growers will have to submit cultivation plans to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), either through the state government or the USDA itself,” reports Marijuana Moment.

CBD and other cannabinoids are essentially “de-scheduled” from the Schedule I controlled substance list, but only if they are produced in accordance with the Farm Bill stipulations, meaning growers must comply with state and federal regulations which are so far not described anywhere. The USDA will reportedly regulate hemp production now, and states that wish to exert more restrictive state controls must coordinate their plans with the USDA. As NORML reports:

The Act (Section 297B) permits those US states that wish to possess “primary regulatory authority over the production of hemp” to submit a plan to the US Secretary of Agriculture. The agency has 60 days to approve, disapprove, or amend the plan. In instances where a state-proposed plan is not approved, “it shall be unlawful to produce hemp in that state … without a license.”

The Brookings Institution further explains:

It explicitly allows the transfer of hemp-derived products across state lines for commercial or other purposes. It also puts no restrictions on the sale, transport, or possession of hemp-derived products, so long as those items are produced in a manner consistent with the law.

FDA still claims total control over CBD, but may relax its restrictions in the near future

Under the leadership of the Trump Administration, the FDA is indicating it may pursue regulatory reforms to legalize CBD in dietary supplement products nationwide. Via a December 20 announcement from the FDA:

Among other things, this new law changes certain federal authorities relating to the production and marketing of hemp… These changes include removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, which means that it will no longer be an illegal substance under federal law.

At first, the FDA reiterates that it maintains total control over CBD and that CBD is currently not allowed to be sold as a dietary supplement for the bizarre reason that certain companies are studying CBD for use as a possible prescription medication:

Additionally, it’s unlawful under the FD&C Act to introduce food containing added CBD or THC into interstate commerce, or to market CBD or THC products as, or in, dietary supplements, regardless of whether the substances are hemp-derived. This is because both CBD and THC are active ingredients in FDA-approved drugs and were the subject of substantial clinical investigations before they were marketed as foods or dietary supplements. Under the FD&C Act, it’s illegal to introduce drug ingredients like these into the food supply, or to market them as dietary supplements.

That said, the FDA signals its willingness to hold conversations with industry leaders with the possible outcome of issuing new regulations that would eliminate its current restrictions on the selling of CBD-based dietary supplements. “[T]he FDA has authority to issue a regulation allowing the use of a pharmaceutical ingredient in a food or dietary supplement,” says the FDA, implying that CBD is a “pharmaceutical ingredient” even when CBD has been around for millions of years, long before pharmaceutical companies even existed. “We are taking new steps to evaluate whether we should pursue such a process.”

The FDA further explains it will hold public meetings to solicit input on further regulatory changes it might pursue:

Given the substantial public interest in this topic and the clear interest of Congress in fostering the development of appropriate hemp products, we intend to hold a public meeting in the near future for stakeholders to share their experiences and challenges with these products, including information and views related to the safety of such products.

We’ll use this meeting to gather additional input relevant to the lawful pathways by which products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds can be marketed, and how we can make these legal pathways more predictable and efficient.

Stay informed on hemp, cannabis and medical marijuana at HempScience.news.

Eco Liberty Conclusion: Legalization is industrial Hemp will be a great impact on the American Economy. Did Trump really legalized industrial Hemp or he just playing with us? Let me in the comments below

Mayor Michael Feyen On Industrial Hemp, ALLCAPS Podcast

Vinny Eastwood interviewing Michael Feyen The Mayor of the Horowhenua and staunch supporter of industrial Hemp and the potential benefits it could bring his region. http://www.horowhenua.govt.nz
The conversation takes a turn as the correctly titled ‘Right Honorable’ Mayor explains the constraints upon his position,
and the difficulties he’s faced as a local leader trying to get central government (or even his own district councilors) to listen to information about Hemp.
But even then, if they did listen, the laws would then need to be “okayed” by “local government New Zealand” which isn’t even a government department!
It’s an unelected private corporate governance body who unbeknownst to even the interviewer (and likely most of the country) essentially can control how our nations regions are governed and even outrank our own elected representatives!
The ultimate conclusion of this discovery is that Cannabis laws can’t be changed at the local level and need to be changed at the central government level, which is exactly what ALCP is here to do!
Thanks for watching!
Vinny Eastwood
Joint Chief Of Web & Social Media
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

YouTube declares war on natural medicine, begins banning channels that promote botanical healing that might hurt the profits of Big Pharma

Natural News
14 August 2018
Ethan Huff

(Natural News) The censorship brigade over at YouTube is at it again, this time with a mass purge of all channels and content that dare to suggest that natural botanicals might contribute to human wellness and healing.

As our own Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, recently reported, YouTube has officially shut down the Natural News YouTube channel over a 43-second video that discussed the scientific properties of cannabidiol, or CBD, which is one of several dozen cannabinoid compounds found naturally in the cannabis plant.

The video contained a series of imagery of cannabis plants growing in a field along with text explaining how a woman was cured of terminal cancer using its oil. The video is positive, uplifting, and compassionate – which is apparently grounds for a ban over at YouTube.

After the video was scrubbed from the YouTube platform, Adams received a notice about its removal that claimed it was “inappropriate content.” In the first line of the “Video content restrictions” portion of the notice, YouTube explained that it:

“… doesn’t allow content that encourages or promotes violent or dangerous acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm of death.”

How does sharing the heartwarming story of a 52-year-old woman with terminal cancer achieving a healing breakthrough with a natural botanical contribute to violence and death, you might be asking yourself? Your guess is as good as ours. However, the next line in the notice offers some hints as to YouTube’s perverted philosophy of what constitutes inappropriate content:

“For example,” the notice adds, “it’s not okay to post videos showing drug abuse, underage drinking and smoking, or bomb making.”

CensorshipTube? That’s what YouTube has become

In other words, YouTube has apparently bought into some kind of deranged “Reefer Madness” idea about the cannabis plant, which it seems has been likened to “drug abuse” to the content police over at YouTube.

It’s a shocking position for YouTube to take, not only because cannabis is an herb that has nothing to do with “drugs” – a word that has no actual meaning, by the way – but also because CBD oil is completely legal in all 50 states, so long as it’s derived from the “hemp” cousin of cannabis.

But this is all just semantics at this point, and YouTube doesn’t really care about the details of what’s legal or isn’t legal – or even what’s moral and right, for that matter. YouTube allows all kinds of explicit content to stream across its platform every minute of every day. But a plant that heals? No way, Jose.

That’s because YouTube is completely in bed with Big Pharma, functioning as its ministry of propaganda to continue spreading lies about the “dangers” of “plants” that vested pharmaceutical interests want the world to believe are dangerous “drugs.”

There’s nothing even remotely dangerous about CBD oil, of course. It’s a highly effective cannabis extract that isn’t psychoactive but that’s been shown to provide incredible relief for a number of health conditions – and this seems to be precisely why Big Pharma has kicked things into overdrive when it comes to demonizing it.

Almost every subject under the sun is on YouTube, and that’s been the beauty of the platform since it was first created. But now that YouTube has decided to selectively censor content that the big boy lobbyists don’t like, it’s obvious that YouTube’s days are numbered.

Free-thinking people just aren’t going to stand for this kind of censorship, especially when some of the most evil content in the world continues to remain on YouTube – much of it completely monetized, it’s important to note.

That’s why Adams and Natural News have launched a new pro-liberty video site alternative to YouTube that isn’t riddled with censorship and double-standards.

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Roger Stone Lobbying Group Pushes Trump to Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

Source:Infowars
Date: 22 June 2017
Author: Kelen McBreen

Trump insider and Infowars contributor Roger Stone has created a lobbying group called The United States Cannabis Coalition (USCC) that hopes to convince President Trump to legalize marijuana nationwide.
Continue reading Roger Stone Lobbying Group Pushes Trump to Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

Medical Tyranny: Mom Treats Daughter with Marijuana, Loses Custody of Her 2 Kids

Main Source:Natural Society
Date: 8 November 2016
Author: Julie Fidler: Julie Fidler is a freelance writer, legal blogger, and the author of Adventures in Holy Matrimony: For Better or the Absolute Worst. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two ridiculously spoiled cats. She occasionally pontificates on her blog.

The girl was coming off of the highly dangerous anti-psychotic drug Risperdal

A Gooding, Idaho, mom lost custody of her children and is facing charges after treating her daughter’s seizures with marijuana butter.

Three-year-old Madyson began suffering seizures and hallucinations in early October after coming off of the prescription anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, which was being used to treat a history of seizures. Continue reading Medical Tyranny: Mom Treats Daughter with Marijuana, Loses Custody of Her 2 Kids

Corporate Takeover: All signs point to a corporate takeover of the marijuana industry by Bayer, Monsanto

Main Source:Natural News
Date: 19 October 2016
Author:Samantha Debbie

(NaturalNews) Following months of negotiations and various offers, Germany-based Bayer has finally sealed the deal with Monsanto, purchasing the seed giant for $66 billion. The merger is reported to be the largest all-cash deal on record. Continue reading Corporate Takeover: All signs point to a corporate takeover of the marijuana industry by Bayer, Monsanto

Controversial Cannabis Treatment Helps 9-Year-Old Boy Speak His First Words

Main Source: Yahoo News
Date: 3 June 2015
Author: Beth Greenfield

Kalel Santiago, 9, who has autism, spoke his first words shortly after starting hemp-oil treatments. (Photo: Santiago family)

Though Kalel Santiago of Puerto Rico is only 9 years old, he’s already endured some adult-level struggles. At just 10 months, he was diagnosed with the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and spent more than two years undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments. Then came the next diagnosis: severe, non-verbal autism. Continue reading Controversial Cannabis Treatment Helps 9-Year-Old Boy Speak His First Words

In States that Legalize Medical Marijuana, Opioid Use Decreases

Main Source: Natural Society
Date: 30 September 2016
Author: Julie Fidler

Marijuana seems to be a helpful substitute for pharmaceuticals

A study published on September 15 shows that in states where medical marijuana is legal, fewer people use opioid drugs, bolstering advocates’ claims that marijuana can substitute for more deadly substances. Continue reading In States that Legalize Medical Marijuana, Opioid Use Decreases