Congress Lifts Hemp Prohibition!

Image from  Humble Bloom’s  HB Field Trip: Community Harvest with Tonic CBD

Image from Humble Bloom’s HB Field Trip: Community Harvest with Tonic CBD

Earlier this week, on December 10th, 2018, the much anticipated passing of the 2018 Farm Bill ends the era of hemp prohibition. According to the US Hemp Roundtable General Counsel Johnathan Miller, hemp is permanently removed from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and forever deemed an agricultural commodity, no longer mistaken as a controlled substance. Both the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have declared, after intense scientific scrutiny, that CBD is safe, non-toxic, and non-additive.

By redefining hemp to include its “extracts, cannabinoids and derivatives, ” Congress explicitly has removed popular hemp products—such as hemp-derived cannabinol (CBD)—from the purview of the CSA. Accordingly, the Drug Enforcement Administration no longer has any possible claim to interfere with the interstate commerce of hemp products. This should give comfort to federally regulated institutions—banks, merchant services, credit card companies, e-commerce sites and advertising platforms—to conduct commerce with the hemp and hemp product industry.

This also means that Hemp farmers now may finally access needed crop insurance and can fully participate in USDA programs for certification and competitive grants.

Hemp farmers, cultivators and businesses have been waiting a long time for Congress to get up to date on the facts about hemp, and now that this day has finally come, the impact on a more sustainable lifestyle and reduction in global waste will be monumental.

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Inside MJ’s second issue, we discover the many ways women can recreate their lives over and over again by living intentionally and relentlessly. MJ’s ‘It Girl’, Joanne Encarnacion is all fire and we have completely fallen for her strength, vulnerability, and self-defining challenges she often throws our way. Health & Lifestyle Coach and the woman of @gofitjo graces the cover of our second issue. Knowing Jo first-hand and able to relate to a lot of her challenges, our founder Jen was compelled to share her story as well as open up about trying cannabis for the first time since her early twenties.

Equally inspiring and courageous and gracious, MJ gets close with award-winning actress, activist & mama, Yvonne DeLaRosa, CEO of Malibu’s 99 High Tide Collective. 2018 has been a roller coaster of highs and lows for her family of mermaids and Malibu. Having just won the crusade with her husband for adult consumption & delivery for the Bu, two short days later lost all family possessions in the Woolsey Fires. Yvonne’s voice unwary, finds clarity in a greater mission to help others and prepares to rise from the ashes.

Other contributions include recipes from Mother Indica, Sous Weed &; intentional living with Iman Benet, Sarah Harf of MoonCloth Designs & Dee Dussault of Ganja Yoga; interviews with Hello MD’s Pamela Hadfield and Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Policy & Advocacy Director Natalie Lyla Ginsberg; brilliant writing by Allison Ray Benavides and Courtney Freeman; image rich editorials by Her Place is In, Samantha Alessi, Nesha Torres, Sammy Nekole and the list goes on…