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In addition to the federal hemp laws laid out in the 2018 Farm Bill, each state has its own state hemp laws. Before we dive in on Mississippi Hemp Laws and the legality of CBD in Mississippi, it is important to understand the different types of hemp and CBD products that these laws may be applied to.
There are many (somewhat confusing) terms for hemp oil:
- Isolate or THC-Free Hemp Oil has only CBD and all other plant compounds have been removed, THC is undetectable. Pure CBD Isolate can also be purchased in powder form.
- Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil has all plant compounds, including less than 0.3% THC.
- Broad-Spectrum Hemp Oil has undetectable THC, but contains other plant compounds.
- PCR (Phytocannabinoid-Rich) Hemp Oil with Zero-THC is a new marketing term for broad-spectrum hemp oil.
- CBG Hemp Oil is a hemp oil from a cannabigerol (CBG) rich hemp strain that has more CBG than is found in CBD Hemp Oil.
- Hemp Flower is the dried and harvested flower of the hemp plant. It can be used whole or extracted to make CBD isolate, Full-Spectrum CBD, or Broad-Spectrum CBD (PCR Hemp Oil).
FAQ: Hemp and CBD Legality in Mississippi
Is Full Spectrum CBD Legal in Mississippi?
That is a trick question because full-spectrum CBD is not the same as the so-called PCR Hemp Oil! This new marketing term is certainly introducing even more confusion around CBD products.
Missouri hemp laws prohibit the sale, possession, and use of ALL CBD and hemp flower products despite the fact that some of those products are federally legal:
CBD is a cannabidiol derived from a cannabis plant such as Hemp or Marijuana, which are both illegal in Mississippi. There is currently no federal or state oversight for products containing CBD, and no studies are available validating the safe use of CBD oil. The agencies are stressing that until there are scientific studies and oversight – it is not safe to use CBD oil regardless of where you purchase it.Department of Public Safety and Department of Health Warn Public on Dangers of all CBD Products. October 23, 2019.
Is It Legal to Ship PCR Hemp Oil to Mississippi?
It is legal to ship ALL types of hemp products with less than 0.3% total THC to all US States according to the 2018 Farm Bill. However, once the product is received in Mississippi it becomes illegal to use and possess. This is also the case in Idaho, but Mississippi has decriminalized possession of cannabis.
Where to Buy Full Spectrum CBD Oil in Mississippi?
No CBD or hemp flower product is legal to buy in Mississippi. If you are ordering it by mail you could face legal consequences.
Do you need a special license to purchase PCR Hemp Oil in Mississippi?
Yes, special approvals are needed to purchase CBD hemp oil in Mississippi. Under "Harper Grace's Law," which expires in 2021, medical patients can get access to CBD tinctures prepared and manufactured by the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi.
How Does Mississippi Legally Define Hemp?
Mississippi law does not distinguish between marijuana and hemp!
Growing and Selling Hemp in Mississippi
The University of Mississippi has had a decades-long stronghold on the production of cannabis for federally funded research. They are one of the major factors is why cannabis research is so behind because of the extremely limited access to material and limited quality of the material.
The University of Mississippi still maintains this stronghold in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration and US Drug Enforcement Agency. Luckily, with other states legalizing cannabis, there are now more ways for researchers to acquire cannabis (as long as they are not relying on federal funding).
Mississippi House Bill 1547 established the Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force under the Mississippi Department of Agriculture. The Task Force is studying hemp cultivation, market potential, and job creation. While Mississippi has this task force and hemp research programs, its hemp cultivation program is truly non-existent.