Regulating THC in CBD Oil
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating compound found in both marijuana and hemp. It’s one of numerous natural plant cannabinoids. https://healthfreedomidaho.
From a regulatory standpoint, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has federal oversight over the marketplace. https://www.fda.gov/
THC is weighed and measured at the beginning of the process from the dry flower. https://hightimes.com/culture/
Idaho has a current law regarding CBD https://legislature.idaho.gov/
Idaho Attorney John Green is running for Idaho Legislative District Seat B. He wrote a stellar paper regarding the legality of CBD.
Read that Here.
His suggested changes to the bill as it was presented:
If you want to know the theoretical maximum percent dry weight value for the THC content of your product, then look for a product with proper labeling information. This value should appear as “total THC” or something similar, and should be calculated as follows:
Total Potential THC = (0.877 * %THCA) + %THC
This is the theoretical maximum amount of THC present in your product. It accounts for the weight difference between THCA and THC, and assumes 100% conversion of THCA into THC. But the conversion efficiency may not be 100%, which is why this is a maximum estimate. The real amount of THC available for your consumption will probably be lower than this number. Estimating exactly how much lower is tricky because, as we explored, it depends on the details of your consumption method. And of course, all of this depends on having a cannabis product that has been honestly and accurately measured. It’s entirely possible that certain cannabis products on the market today have not been accurately tested, and the numbers on the label may be inflated https://www.leafly.com/news/
A very common question is “Will eating hemp foods show up positive for THC on a drug test?”.
According to the research studies available, the answer to this question is a resounding NO! Regular consumption or use of commercially made hemp foods (such as seeds, cooking oil, cereals, milk, granola) or hemp products (lotions, shampoos, lip balms, etc.) will not show a positive result for THC on a drug test.
The unintended consequences could be devastating for Idaho citizens. https://healthfreedomidaho.org/cbd-oil-hb410-and-unintended-consequences
What Happened to the CBD oil bill in the Idaho Legislature in 2018?
- H 410 was modified to eliminate the tracking database for CBD oil so it received a new bill number H 577. The change in bill did not remove all the unintended consequences.
- Trying to understand how H577 use and possession of Cannabidiol Oil (CBD) will affect your ability to purchase hemp products? John Green makes the Costco connection in this well written article.
- H577 was heard in the House Health and Welfare Committee and passed. It moved to the Senate side to be heard by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.
- March 2018, the bill is being held in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee by Chairman Heider. When Senators motioned for the bill to be heard they were called into the Senator’s office for a private meeting.
We heard Sen. Heider loud and clear through those closed doors: The people be damned.
- Its expected that the CBD oil bill will remain drawered and unheard this year.