There is cbd extracted from the industrial hemp plant and cbd extracted from marijuana. The two plants are in the same family, but the cannabinoid profiles are very different. Marijuana is very high in THC and industrial hemp has only trace amounts of thc. Industrial hemp contains high levels of Cbd. Hemp does not produce a psychoactive high.
Legally the Federal Omnibus Act of 2016 Section 763, and the 2014 Agricultural Act Section 7606 are still in place. These bills both passed the house and senate in D.C. In order to change this law the house and senate would have to vote, to repeal and replace the law. Hemp products is not on the radar of the house and senate. They took care of protecting this industry with the Omnibus and Farm Bill Act. The DEA does not have the power to make legislative changes.
In America we have a system of checks and balances. The public needs to understand what the DEA has the authority to do. The DEA does not have the power to overturn federal legislation, which passed the house and senate in D.C. We were not living in North Korea. Now the DEA does have the right to make administrative changes, which legally means nothings.
The DEA did make the administrative change putting cbd oil as a schedule 1. The DEA could put ice cream as schedule 1, and it would not matter. Ice cream and cbd extracted from industrial hemp are both legal. This was allegedly a scare tactic, which gives ultra conservative states (Indiana) legal courage to bully small business owners and consumers.
The Indiana law defines cbd as a form of cannabis. They are loosely wording the language of the law to deter consumers and small business owners, from buying CBD hemp products. Until Indiana law defines cbd extracted from industrial hemp in legal legislation, then it is all smoke and mirrors. Every Kroger, Whole Foods, and Wal-Mart sells products with trace amounts of cbd and thc. The hemp heart brand, hemp seed oils, and hemp lotions at Wal-Mart.