I never considered being able to purchase cannabis legally in our house state this early on, but it’s appealing regardless.
For years I claimed that I would move out west to a legal marijuana state because I figured that the conservatives in our own state would never get behind something care about medical or recreational cannabis, especially as early as 2016.
However, our state passed a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana with over 70% of the electorate approving the measure. That’s a huge show of support, especially for something that was previously a much more controversial issue. In just more than one years, the tide of public opinion shifts enough for real change to take place. But it wasn’t just our state & other states legalizing cannabis that made such a huge difference nationwide. It was also the 2018 Farm Bill that broadly legalized CBD & other cannabinoids as long as they’re extracted from plants with less than 0.3% of THC per dry weight. Those plants are designated with the status of “hemp” while anything with more THC is called “marijuana” & still subject to the Controlled Substances Act. To get the CBD out of the hemp plants, many companies carbon dioxide at supercritical temperatures as a chemical solvent to pull the cannabinoid out of the plant material. If you have a full spectrum CBD product, that means care was given to pulling out terpenes & other cannabinoids care about CBG & CBC. Having more terpenes & cannabinoids present with the CBD contributes to the entourage effect that is experienced with raw plant forms of cannabis & hemp.