Towards the end of 2018, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill. The signing of this bill did quite a bit of good things to help support American farmers in a variety of different areas.

Some of the highlights in the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act include removing hemp from the DEA’s Schedule 1 controlled substance list, thus making it a standard agricultural commodity.

In addition, hemp farmers are now able to have water rights, federal grants, national banking, marketing, crop insurance, agronomy research, and more.

What does the 2018 Farm Bill say about hemp?

This 1,006-page document has quite a bit of information about the 2018 Farm Bill — including updates to hemp law. Even though the federal government updates its laws, Idaho hemp laws remain the same.

Idaho hemp laws say no detectable amounts of THC — even though Trump federally legalized hemp to have up to 0.3% THC ** Idaho law is clear **

A few highlights from this bill attempts to standardize a more official understanding and definition of hemp. 

The new updated definition of hemp can be found in the ‘‘Subtitle G—Hemp Production ‘‘SEC. 297A. DEFINITIONS.

Hemp is now federally defined as Cannabis will no more than 0.3% THC.

More technically, hemp now defined as Cannabis Sativa L. and any part of the plant, including the seeds and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

Furthermore, SEC. 10112. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION details how “nothing” in this title authorizes interference with the interstate commerce of hemp.

SEC. 11106. discusses crop insurance for hemp.

There was quite a few more references to hemp, however, these are just a few of the important highlights to consider.

What does the 2018 Farm Bill mean for hemp and CBD in Idaho?

Even though the federal government redefined the legal definition of hemp as having 0.3% THC or less – Idaho is a bit more strict.

What the actual written Idaho hemp laws say is hemp can only be “hemp” if there’s exactly zero amounts of THC.

If Idaho authorities find even a small trace amount of THC, they consider it to be illegal marijuana.

What this means is in early 2020 is that even though Idaho farmers will not be able to grow hemp in Idaho, consumers can still purchase a LOT of different hemp products at the local grocery store.

Some hemp products I regularly purchase at Walmart are hemp seed (hearts), hemp seed oil, hemp milk, hemp granola bars, hemp soap, hemp toothpaste, and several others.

Although finding a quality CBD oil in local stores is rather difficult to find. Quality CBD oil is VERY strict and most CBD brands offered in local stores are typically low-quality CBD isolate products.

The best type of CBD product for Idaho residents is broad-spectrum. Broad-spectrum CBD products have zero THC while still having a wide range of other beneficial cannabinoids.

With certain types of CBD being legal in Idaho, business owners are opening shops and creating jobs for the cannabis industry.

Can Idaho enforce more strict laws regarding the regulation of hemp?

Yes. Idaho has every right to make more strict local laws. Idaho defines hemp as cannabis with absolutely zero THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

CAUTION: Some CBD oil companies use dishonest marketing language, claiming 0.3% THC in the CBD oil is considered THC-Free – in some cases.

Before purchasing CBD oil, make sure you verify there are no detectable amounts of THC in the CBD oil. If there’s even a tiny trace amount of THC, Idaho considered it illegal marijuana.

What CBD oil has 0.000% THC and is legal in Idaho?

After spending years scouring the internet to find the absolute best quality CBD oil, I keep coming back to only a handful of CBD brands.

Why I choose these CBD brands is a long list with one primary reason is their commitment to consistent quality, while consistently verifying there’s zero THC.

A few things to look out for in a low-quality CBD are CBD isolate products. CBD isolate products are made by the manufacturing facility taking the one CBD molecule and then add it to carrier oil.

This is the lowest quality method of creating CBD oil and is recommended you avoid – if you’re looking to have the maximum effect.

The main reason to avoid a CBD isolate product is because of the research showing how you need a VERY precise dosage to even achieve a very minimal effect.

CBD isolate products operate on a bell-shaped dose-response curve and completely lack the additional benefits of the entourage effect.

The entourage effect simply means, cannabinoids work better when there’s more variety of cannabinoids and triggers a synergistic effect making all cannabinoids work better and more effectively.