By MD. Cinthya T.T. Negrão.
Gynecology and Obstetrics specialist
It is important to know the legal status of products containing hemp oil. In 2014 the difference and legality between hemp and marijuana in the United States was determined. The industry defined “industrial hemp” as Cannabis Sativa L. and any component of its plant with a delta-9-THC content of no more than 0.3% by dry weight, and this allowed its cultivation for research purposes.
In the United States only 3 states have not proposed laws for the use of hemp oil, these states are Idaho, South Dakota and Nebraska, so hemp oil and hemp oils are illegal for sale and consumption.
For the rest of the states of the country, hemp oil is legal as long as the THC concentration is less than 0.3%. hemp oil and hemp oils, as they do not contain intoxicating amounts of THC, do not require certification or medical indication in order to be purchased and used.
It should be noted that although almost all the states of the country have laws that authorize the consumption of hemp oil, the federal government still considers hemp oil a category I substance and vigilance and precaution are maintained regarding its proliferation and illegal commercialization (VanDolah et al. , 2019).
As we can see, there is significant interest in the development of therapies and products that include cannabidiol. The FDA recognizes the potential medical opportunities that cannabis and its derivatives can offer. Its use in appropriate concentrations and approved by the authorities bring benefits to the consumer.
A very interesting diversity of hemp-oil-containing products has been developed including balms, creams and gels for topical and intimate use, sprays, capsules, oral applicators and edible products, and the industry will certainly grow. The popularity of these products and people's interest will increase as new studies are conducted to better understand their potential efficacy and safety profile. Proper selection of a hemp oil product is crucial for good impact both in the medical field and in the commercial field. I believe that clinical curiosity should be encouraged and skepticism about hemp oil avoided in order to explore new treatment options, mainly in chronic pain and opioid abuse conditions.
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