The new farm bill was intended to create a uniform approach for CBD consumption in the US. However the response of some individual states, may lead to a market that is almost as fragmented as Europe – since many states go counter to the intention of the president and congress by attempting to outlaw CBD.
Now, industry leaders in the US are going THC Free:
One company, Terravidaonline.com, a US wholesaler of CBD, responded by releasing a line of CBD products that contain ZERO THC. It is argued that the biggest challenge for the FDA is regulating CBD based on the fact that some products contain THC.
This is a significant move, as those selling CBD over the internet or in physical stores, will be able to sell products in all states without the concern that health officials may query products over THC.
What ZERO THC means for the industry:
Although most CBD companies produce products containing less than 0.3% CBD, the biggest issue was, that in the case of professional athletes and certain professions where drug testing is mandatory, people would not easily have passed the tests. Now, with ZERO THC, people will not fail any drug tests.
Some states were only able to go against the idea of CBD cannabidiol products by virtue of products containing low amounts of THC. Other than THC, there was very little that states cited as a valid reason for not complying with The New Farm Bill.
Companies known for selling CBD with ZERO THC:
Numerous companies are selling CBD cannabidiol without any THC. Not all these companies have the same product certification, which is a separate quality issue consumers should be aware of. But these companies sell ZERO THC:
Will CBD manufacturers completely abandon products with traces of THC?
Even with ZERO THC, there is more to think about. Of a bigger concern right now, is product certification and import regulations, as the US do face the risk of contaminated CBD imports from ASIA, where producers cannot always guarantee that products are free from pesticides and other forms of soil pollution.
It is expected that not all companies will do away with low-THC produce, for the simple reason that it is hard to obtain a balance between products that contain low THC and the right potency and spectrum diversity. As this unfold, in a relatively new industry, we will keep readers updated.