The CBD industry in Kansas is currently in a confusing state. CBD products are all over the place, and the rise of low-potency THC products is causing a bit of a ruckus.
We’ll get into the different reasons behind all of the confusion, and we’ll discuss the legality of CBD in Kansas over the next few sections.
Kansas had pretty straight-forward CBD laws right after the 2018 Farm Bill was passed. You could buy CBD, but it couldn’t contain any THC. It couldn’t even have the .3 percent levels that most other states are fine with. It had to be completely free of THC. You could get it in food items, and you could buy a large variety of non-consumables, though.
Now, things are a little more confusing. New laws were passed in July, and they were designed to make life easier for people in the CBD industry. However, a lot of retailers interpreted the laws as if they finally legalized trace amounts of THC. If that’s the case, the CBD industry in Kansas will be able to see a massive boost in the near future. The products that have trace amounts of THC have been extremely popular in other states.
However, retailers and manufacturers are receiving mixed signals. Some CBD advocacy groups are telling retailers that trace amounts of THC are still strictly illegal, and the state agencies that are involved are more or less blowing the issue off. They’re telling retailers and manufacturers that they can’t even reply to inquiries about the legality of THC due to legislative barriers.
Some groups are interpreting the laws very differently, though. That has led to a bunch of store owners buying thousands of dollars’ worth of CBD products that contain trace amounts of THC, and those products are getting into the hands of consumers during a period of time when even the top legislative authorities won’t say if it’s legal.
While legal issues haven’t popped up yet, they are bound to pop up soon if legislators don’t bother to publicly announce whether trace amounts of THC are legal or not. People are expected to be arrested for marijuana possession, honest retailers are expected to be treated as if they’re hardened drug dealers, and distribution companies are expected to run into a bunch of problems while trying to distribute products.
Overall, the confusion surrounding trace amounts of THC is causing the fledgling CBD industry to bump into a lot of different roadblocks, and legislators have to act fast if they don’t want to watch the state’s CBD industry crumble.
Other than the laws regarding trace amounts of THC, Kansas isn’t a bad place to live. Kansas residents have access to a large variety of non-consumable items, and they can even purchase CBD food items from the majority of retail establishments.
Like most states, therapeutic claims are still banned, but that’s going to be a regulation that lasts a while. Most states won’t remove that ban until the FDA tests everything.
Federal laws are usually to blame for the issues that different states are facing. They’re not responsible for everything, though. Very strict marijuana laws cause a lot of the issues that states such as Kansas and Texas are facing. Despite CBD’s status as a hemp-derived substance, a lot of uneducated officials lump it in with recreational marijuana. If you’ve ever used CBD and recreational marijuana, you know that there’s a huge difference between the two.
However, the federal government is at fault when it comes to issues surrounding the legality of CBD as a whole and anything that falls under the FDA’s jurisdiction. That’s largely due to the 2018 Farm Bill’s lack of a section that is dedicated to CBD oil. It simply lumps CBD in with all hemp-derived products, and it says that the FDA still controls anything that is considered a drug or a food item.
The FDA has used that power to effectively ban CBD across the country, but most states are ignoring that ban. Since most states are ignoring the FDA’s ban, you might think that the problem is solved, and everyone can live happy and CBD-filled lives. That’s not true at all.
Even though the majority of states are ignoring the outright ban that the FDA has placed on non-approved CBD products, they are still following some really strict guidelines to keep the FDA and the DEA off of their backs.
Those guidelines limit the growth of the CBD industry, and they make retailers afraid to jump on new CBD trends that could be the difference between them paying their bills or not.
How To Use It
We highly recommend staying away from any CBD products that contain trace amounts of THC until Kansas officials announce whether or not they’re actually legal. You can easily find them in most stores, but no one really knows if they’re legal or not.
However, you can still buy a very large variety of products that are made from isolated CBD. Isolated CBD is a substance that only contains CBD and a type of carrier oil. It doesn’t have any THC in it, and it’s usually made from stems, sterilized seeds, and other parts of the hemp plant that don’t produce THC.
We’ll cover a few products that really stand out on the CBD market in Kansas.
Have you ever used a nicotine patch to quit smoking? If you have, you’ll have no problems using a CBD patch. However, a CBD patch isn’t a product that helps you quit smoking. It’s simply designed to help moderate your mood and pain.
CBD patches are saturated in a slow-release formula that contains large amounts of CBD. You can stick them on your bicep, and they’ll help keep you from having mood swings, anxiety, and minor pains for the duration of your day. They’re a lot easier to use if you work a lot. You don’t have to keep stopping every few hours to use a spray or a capsule.
Dissolving caplets are a lot like certain heart-attack medications. You put them under your tongue, and they quickly dissolve into your blood stream. When they dissolve into your blood stream, they act very quickly.
These are a lot faster than other CBD products, and they’re really useful when something stressful is thrust upon you at the last minute.
CBD pet products are available in Kansas. They can’t have therapeutic claims attached to them, but they can be sold. You can buy just about any pet product you want, and they all do the same things.
They treat anxiety, depression, and pain that your pets may feel due to old age or illnesses.
Do Trace Amounts Of THC Get You High?
This is a section that isn’t usually found in our other articles, but since Kansas is so concerned about trace amounts of THC, we’re adding this section to end the confusion.
The tiny amounts of THC that are found in CBD products cannot get you high. You would have to drink an entire bottle of CBD oil just to get the same sensation that you get after drinking a low-potency beer, and your colon would hate you for it. Drinking large amounts of CBD oil is like pouring a bottle of vegetable oil into your mouth. It will go right through you.
That’s only the case if you’ve never used THC products. If you have any sort of THC resistance built up, you can drink entire gallons of CBD oil, and you still won’t feel high. You won’t even start to feel high.
In short, you’ll probably drown yourself in CBD oil before you actually feel slightly high.
A lot of people also wonder if CBD oil can make them pop positive for marijuana if they’re drug tested. The answer to that is no. Well, most of the time it won’t be an issue. If you sit around all day, and you constantly use lots of CBD products, you might get a positive result from a drug test. However, most people aren’t going to use tons of CBD products all day long. So, it shouldn’t be an issue, and if it is, you should probably calm down a bit on the CBD oil.
The truth is that most of the people who claim that trace amounts of THC can get you high aren’t educated on the topic. Even CBD’s most prominent detractors admit that it’s not a psychoactive compound.
Kansas isn’t a great place for CBD users for the time being. There’s just a lot of confusion in the state’s CBD industry due to the laws concerning trace amounts of CBD. Once those issues are figured out, it’ll be a great state for CBD users. A lot of products are available in the state, prices are fairly low, and state officials don’t care if you eat CBD food items. The only problems are the THC laws. Luckily, they’ll be sorted out within the next few months.