President of the United States Donald Trump Signed a few minutes ago the "Economy Law", which includes for the first time alongside reforms in the field of agriculture also the removal of industrial cannabis (Maple) From the list of dangerous drugs.
From now on, after a hundred years of prohibition, Hemp is returning to be an agricultural product in every way by law. By definition, MAP is actually cannabis with less than 0.3% of the plant's psychoactive component (THC).
The new law transfers the supervision authority to the Ministry of Justice from the Ministry of Justice to the Ministry of Agriculture, which in turn will allow the cultivation and marketing of the produce subject to relatively simple approvals and without the need to treat the substance as a regulated drug.
In doing so, the federal government is repairing a historic injustice and restoring its former glory by making cannabis the most important plant in the industry ("A billion dollar crop"), Which was used for the production of paper, textile, ropes, food, construction, medicine and more, to one of the most forbidden substances in the world.
So far, the US has banned the production of HMP products, but only to market imported products, such as oil or HMP seed. It now joins 25 countries in the world, which have allowed it to manufacture mainly food products, cosmetics, and textiles.
In Israel, HEPP is still considered a dangerous drug and can not be used, except for the import of oil produced from HMP seeds, which does not contain cannabinoids, and recently also for construction purposes (see: Houses from cannabis in Israel).
A pilot that is currently being run by the Ministry of Agriculture and its framework Were sown The pilot fields in the north, center and south of the country are unable to produce results due to errors in the growth process, according to information provided to the magazine.
Another important meaning of the new law in the US is that from now on, the non-psychoactive molecule in cannabis, CBD, may become a legal product in the US, according to commentators, as long as it is produced from regulated plants only.
At the same time, there is a federal law that, like the Israeli one, determines that every component of cannabis is a dangerous and forbidden drug. It is therefore possible that the question of the legality of CBD will eventually reach the court that will have to rule.
Some also argue that the fact that only recently Confirmed The FDA's first cannabis drug, one containing 99.9% CBD, will lead to pressure from the pharmaceutical company, with lobbying that will prevent the ingredient from being sold freely.
If CBD is actually legal in the United States, albeit more narrowly and only with the approval of the Ministry of Agriculture, the move is likely to affect the entire world and will create a market value of 20 billion by 2022, according to a study by the Brightfield Institute.
In Israel, the question of the legality of the CBD has recently come to the attention of the District Court In the petition Submitted by medical cannabis patients who imported CBD products from abroad. The judge was persuaded by the Health Ministry's arguments and rejected the petition. A petition to the Supreme Court may soon be filed.
updating: Shortly after publication Informed the FDA, The US Food and Drug Administration, said that CBD would remain illegal even if produced from the HEMP plant. "All elements of cannabis are illegal regardless of the source from which they were created," it said.