Proposed changes to hemp legislation condemned by hemp campaign group


A request to change British legislation to classify all naturally-derived hemp products as Schedule 1 drugs has been met with outrage. The market for cannabidiol (CBD)—a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the hemp plant—has flourished in recent years. Claims of CBD’s benefits from health and wellness fans, speak of its multitude of uses, while there is a growing body of research to support these claims. CBD can be extracted from the hemp plant and consumed in a number of ways. However, some fans of the compound argue it is best taken in its most natural state, as part of the hemp plant. The reason being that hemp contains lots of other purportedly beneficial cannabinoids which all work better in tandem with each other. Hemp generally contains only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive cannabinoid found in some other strains of the cannabis plant. The hemp plant can be naturally cultivated to contain less than 0.2% THC which would have absolutely no intoxicating effects. Legislation Changes Could Decimate Natural Hemp Cultivation The outrage to the proposed regulation changes comes mainly from national hemp campaign group ‘Seed our Future’. RELATED ARTICLE: Is CBD oil legal in the UK? The UK’s CBD law explained CONTINUE READING ‘It is widely accepted that there is a much greater risk of addiction, psychoactive effect and harm from black or green tea than that of hemp products,’ stated a letter sent by the ‘Seed our Future’ group on February 4th in response to the suggested legislation updates. ‘Seed our Future’ argue that artificially manipulating harmless THC levels naturally occurring in the plant would negatively impact public health and the health of the economy and environment. ‘Only a whole plant product is suitable for our bodies needs because there are around 500 compounds present which work synergistically together,…

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