In the United States, the topic of hemp and CBD oil is somewhat controversial. Many are aware that the founding fathers were known for growing hemp, but did you know that the federal government encouraged farmers to grow hemp during World War II? In 1942, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a short film entitled, Hemp for Victory, which was released to motivate U.S. farmers to grow hemp for military use.
As the war concluded, hemp was once again tossed aside and the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 officially made hemp illegal, classifying the plant as a Schedule I drug – the same category as heroin, LSD, and cocaine. What resulted was the need for international hemp, where growing standards are not as strict as those set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
That’s why domestically grown hemp is the best option for high-quality CBD oil. Plants grown on American farms are subject to higher quality controls, including limiting exposure to pesticides and better growth quality. When looking for and buying quality CBD oil, be sure that it comes from domestically grown hemp plants for superior quality.