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May 11, 2018

CBD oil in the news

CBD oil and industrial hemp have been in the news for the past couple of weeks. On May 10, the Wisconsin Department of Justice released an updated statement on Wisconsin's industrial hemp pilot program and CBD oil.
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This was prompted by discussion over a recent guidance statement from the Wisconsin Statewide Intelligence Center. (link updated 5/23/18)

This statement was briefly hosted on the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection's (DATCP) industrial hemp research pilot program website, where they linked to the document and included a brief statement. (Archived version of the DATCP page from May 3, 2018)

Here's an overview of sources and laws relating to these topics:

Wisconsin sources

The WI Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection has information on the industrial hemp program on their website Wisconsin DATCP Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program. This page includes FAQs and other information. 

Wisconsin statute 961.38 discusses cannabidiol. Read an overview of 2017 Wisconsin Act 4 which affected possession and distribution of CBD and of 2017 Wisconsin Act 100 which relates to industrial hemp.

Wisconsin statute index listings for "hemp" and "cannabidiol":

The Wisconsin Controlled Substances Board administers sections of chapter 961 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

Other sources

The US Department of Agriculture has a page on industrial hemp, which discusses section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill. Information on the pending 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2 can be found online.

US Drug Enforcement Administration final rule: Dec. 2016 Establishment of a New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract

Court rules CBD is Schedule 1 controlled substance, cannabidiol sales only where pot legal, Statesman Journal (May 4, 2018)

The National Conference of State Legislatures has an overview of other state industrial hemp statutes on their website.

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