The 2018 Hemp Farm Bill legislation does not mean that CBD derived from hemp is universally legal throughout the United States. According to the Farm Bill, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the power to regulate CBD product labeling, including therapeutic claims and the use of CBD as a food additive. The FDA has already maintained that even hemp-derived CBD may not legally be added to food and beverages, or marketed as a dietary supplement.Although the organization has begun to re-evaluate some of these stances on legal CBD products, the FDA has not revised its regulations. The agency also has been strict in its stance against any labeling that could be perceived as a medical claim about CBD.
Hemp growers, processors, and sellers must be licensed annually by the commissioner of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. Licenses will not be granted to anyone convicted of a drug felony at any time or a drug misdemeanor after December 2018.
Why is CBD sometimes illegal?
CBD brands often have their own ecommerce shop, allowing you to purchase your desired CBD products straight from the source. Products purchased online, however, may not be in line with Utah state legal requirements. You can learn more about where to buy CBD oil on Weedmaps.
CBD hemp oil can be purchased over-the-counter and without a prescription in Utah. Residents are able to buy CBD in a range of forms from retailers such as vape and smoke shops, and small local pharmacies and health food stores. More locations will likely begin to carry CBD products as the state continues to clarify its position. There are benefits to buying CBD oil and other CBD products directly from a licensed retailer, such as immediate access to a product and the knowledge that it conforms to legal requirements.
CBD products must be tested and labeled. The state requires testing of products in state facilities. The quantity of THC and CBD must be verified, along with any other cannabinoid listed on the label. Products must also be checked for mold, fungus, and other contaminants.
The health experts at America’s 57 poison centers understand that these reports have caused many parents and caregivers to be concerned about the health of their children who drink fruit juices.
There are two types of arsenic: organic, which occurs naturally in air, soil and water; and inorganic, which can be found in pesticides, for example. Of the two types, the inorganic form is of more concern because it has been linked to health issues, including cancer.
The Utah Poison Control Center recommends that parents and caregivers review all the information available and make decisions they feel are best for their families. Parents who are concerned may decide to limit the amount of juice their children drink, have their children drink more water or milk, or dilute the juice with water.
We should strive to have the safest levels of arsenic possible in our food, beverages and drinking water; however, because arsenic is naturally abundant in our environment, we won’t be able to eliminate it completely. More studies are needed as to the type (organic or inorganic) and the levels of arsenic in juice products, as well as any potential health effects. Evidence available today does not indicate widespread poisoning of our children by drinking fruit juices.
A recent study by Consumer Reports found levels of arsenic above the federal limit of 10 parts per billion for drinking water in 10 percent of the juice products it sampled. Earlier this year, the Dr. Oz show also reported finding levels above 10 ppb in several samples of fruit juices. This week, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration announced it is conducting its own testing and research about safe levels of arsenic in juice products.