In response to Andrew Donley of ABC 33/40's article yesterday...
In response to recent publications concerning the legality of hemp flower in Alabama we would like to share the following information.
SELLING HEMP AND HEMP PRODUCTS
What kind of license is required for the retail sale of CBD oil and other hemp products?
Retail sale of processed hemp products does not fall within the regulatory authority of the Plant Protection Division of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. (agi.alabama.gov)
Our hemp flower products are processed (trimmed) industrial hemp flowers that have been legally produced under a state Department of Agriculture license, third-party Lab tested and packaged in fresh-seal jars thus making them a purchasable product in accordance with the laws of the State of Alabama.
A recent article written by Andrew Donley of ABC 33/40 could leave some to believe that processed CBD items, including processed industrial hemp flowers are illegal to sell in Alabama. The aforementioned article has no credible sources cited and should be retracted due to inaccuracies that could hinder legal businesses in the State of Alabama.
BLACK TIE CBD
(3) Hemp products. Any and all products made from industrial hemp, including, but not limited to, cloth, cordage, fiber, food, fuel, paint, paper, particleboard, plastics, seed, seed meal and seed oil for consumption, and seed for cultivation if the seeds originate from industrial hemp varieties. (agi.alabama.gov)
(4) Industrial hemp. All parts and varieties of the plant Cannabis sativa, cultivated or possessed by a licensed grower, whether growing or not, that contain a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. Industrial hemp shall be considered an agricultural crop or an agricultural commodity, or both, in all respects under state law. The term excludes marijuana as defined in subdivision (14) of Section 20-2-2 .
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Hemp program launched in the beginning of 2019, after the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (i.e. Farm Bill) declassified hemp as a schedule 1 drug and deemed hemp as an agriculture commodity. This legislation defines hemp as all parts of the plant containing less than 0.3% THC, including derivatives, extracts, and cannabinoids. (agi.alabama.gov)
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