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Congress members defend CBD, blast DEA’s hemp decision

By Kristen Nichols

In a bold show of support for the hemp industry and CBD, 28 members of Congress are asking a federal appeals court to reject the Drug Enforcement Administration’s argument that cannabidiol is a Schedule 1 drug.

The Congress members filed the brief Thursday in conjunction with a pending lawsuit against the DEA.The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear arguments in the case Feb. 15.

The Congress members – 22 Democrats and six Republicans – argue that the DEA is “blatantly contrary” to the 2014 Farm Bill when it argues that CBD is a marijuana extract and therefore illegal.

Read more at Marijuana Business Daily

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