Deception: CBD cannot be organic
The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill last December granted a huge win to the hemp industry.
The bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and granted legal agricultural status for industrial hemp and hemp-derived products.
The definition of hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill lists all parts of the hemp plant and all products made from hemp. The important takeaway from this is the ability for domestically grown industrial hemp to now qualify for certified organic status, an important factor for many wellness-minded buyers!
However, obtaining certified organic status isn’t easy.
Crops must be cultivated in organic methods for a minimum of three years before certification can be obtained. That means crops must be grown in soil free of synthetic chemicals, and all items (including tools, containers, nutrients, and more) used in the cultivation process must pass strict regulation.
Ultimately, the steps to becoming organic certified are both time consuming and highly expensive. Between organic qualification only very recently becoming possible and the lengthy and restrictive certification process needed to do so, organic CBD status has been kept out of the hands of many, even when their hemp is sourced with organic growing procedures.