Notice to Authorities
TO: POSTMASTER AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
What is contained in our packages may look like marijuana or a marijuana product, it is NOT. The contents of these packages are legal industrial hemp flower/product. The 2014/2018 US Farm Bill amended Sec. 297A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 which re-defined hemp and it's legal status. This bill also amended Sections 102(16) and 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act to establish Hemp as a separate crop from Marijuana and to establish that limited THC found in Hemp is exempted from the Controlled Substances Act.
On February 7, 2014, President Obama signed the Farm Bill of 2013 into law. Section 7606 of the Act, Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research, defines industrial hemp as distinct from marijuana and authorizes institutions of higher education or state department’s of agriculture in states that legalized hemp cultivation to regulate and conduct research and pilot programs.
In December of 2018, the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law. It removed hemp, defined as cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and derivatives of cannabis with extremely low concentrations of the psychoactive compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis), from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Here are the amended Acts that make the sale of this Hemp product legal:
Sec. 297A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 - "The term ‘hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, ex-tracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis."
Sec. 102(16) of the Controlled Substances Act - "The term ‘marijuana’ does not include hemp, as defined in section 297A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946.." Sec. 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act is a table that previously had Tetrahydrocannabinols listed as number 17 on the list of Schedule I substances. This entry has been amended and now reads: "(17) Tetrahydrocannabinols, except for tetrahydrocannabinols in hemp (as defined under section 297A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946.)"
NC SB 455 - Permanent NC Hemp/Hemp Derivative Legalization:
(13a) "Hemp" means the plant Cannabis sativa (L.) and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) on a dry weight basis.
(13b) "Hemp products" means all products made from hemp, including, but not limited to, cloth, cordage, fiber, food, fuel, paint, paper, particleboard, plastics, seed, seed meal and seed oil for consumption, and verified propagules for cultivation if the seeds originate from hemp varieties.