FlavRx complies with all applicable laws to ensure the highest quality and safest CBD products. To help you understand how strict compliance with the law ensures that you get the highest quality CBD product possible, we explain below how the law regulates CBD oils and how FlavRx maintains the highest standards of compliance
How FlavRx Maintains Compliance with Federal and State Laws
Federal law continues to evolve concerning CBD oils. California has its own strict laws that regulate the purity and safety of cannabis products. FlavRx maintains a rigorous schedule of testing to ensure our CBD products meet and exceed state and Federal standards.
California requires that all cannabis products be tracked from grower to final destination in dispensaries. FlavRx uses only cannabis products whose origins can be traced straight back to the grower, to guarantee that our products come from legally compliant growers and distributors. Additionally, all our products have QR codes that connect you to the certified laboratory test results for that product.
Laws that FlavRx Complies With
The Agricultural Act of 2014: Section 7606 of the 2014 Agricultural Act, also known as the Farm Bill, regulates cannabis cultivation and research. Section 7606, titled “Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research,” regulates the cultivation and processing of cannabis and its products. Section 7606 provides two conditions that must be met in order for the growth of hemp to be legal under Federal law:
1. A grower must be working with either the state department of agriculture or a school of agriculture department affiliated with a state institution of higher education.
2. The cultivation must be carried out for research-oriented purposes not for commercially-oriented purposes.
The Farm Bill makes an exception to the legal definition of marijuana for industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is defined as, “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”This means that cannabis with less than 0.3% THC by weight is not a controlled substance.
The Controlled Substances Act of 1970: Allows the Federal government to determine what substances constitute a risk to public health and to regulate them appropriately. Marijuana is a Schedule One controlled substance. This means that the Federal government considers marijuana to be of “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”Under the Schedule One designation for marijuana, THC is specifically described as the part of marijuana that is considered to be a controlled substance. Because THC is considered to be the controlled substance in marijuana, cannabis containing 0.3% or less THC by volume is not considered by the DEA to be a controlled substance. In May of 2018, the DEA reiterated that “the mere presence of cannabinoids” does not constitute a controlled substance.
Section 763 of the The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2016:The Omnibus Appropriations Act was a bill that funded the Federal government for 2016. This bill determined how Federal money could be used in marijuana law enforcement. Section 763 of the 2016 funding bill prohibits the federal government from spending federal dollars “to prohibit the transportation, processing, sale or use of industrial hemp that is grown or cultivated in accordance with section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, within or outside the State in which the industrial hemp is grown or cultivated.”
That means that the Federal government can’t spend any money to prosecute individuals involved in cannabis-related activities that are regulated under Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014.
The Legal Definition of Hemp (as opposed to cannabis)
The Federal government considers a cannabis plant to be hemp when it contains 0.3% or less THC by volume.
General Information about Cannabis
There are three strains of cannabis: Indica, Sativa, and Ruderalis. Sativa and Indica are the only strains with commercial value. Ruderalis is a low-growing shrub that produces weak stalks and almost no flowering tops. Indica and Sativa are both widely used for cannabis products. Sativa grows tall and thin. It is known for having mostly psychoactive effects. Indica grows short and stout. It is known for having effects on the body as well as psychoactive effects. Some forms of Indica have very low THC content so they can be used legally to produce CDB products.