The State of CBD, CBD Rosin, & How to Make it At Home

Have you heard that hemp is legal now?! Well, it mostly is, and that’s still significant progress.

With United States lawmakers making historic federal changes, hemp cultivators, buyers and CBD enthusiasts alike all have something to get excited over. Additional progress is required to reach the eventual goal of full legalization. So far, federal governing bodies and the people on Capitol Hill have indicated a willingness to hear the public out. We’ll see if it comes to fruition anytime soon.

Even if nothing changes in the short-term, hemp and CBD enthusiasts alike have much to get excited over. To get you caught up to speed, we’ll examine the law in broad strokes while showing you how CBD rosin pressing could very well become the next big must-produce item for your home pressing endeavors.

Can I Travel With CBD Rosin?

CBD products containing .3% or less Delta9 THC are allowed to ship across state lines. However, it should be noted that hemp distribution is still quite limited. Despite passing the 2018 Farm Bill, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still maintain regulatory control over CBD's inclusion in edibles. The FDA has said it will continue to pursue companies which sell CBD-infused foods across state lines.

However, it should be noted that CBD rosin is not included in this law. Once the oil from a flower is extracted, it becomes more concentrated. As such, its potency might be above the allowable .3% of THC. Keep this in mind when doing any CBD rosin pressing. You can legally consume it at home, but keep it within state lines to avoid running afoul of the law to be on the safe side.

Therefore, interstate transport and sales of legal CBD oil is permitted if it falls within the Delta 9 THC guidelines. That said, confusion over marijuana and hemp flower has still gotten people pulled over erroneously. That is in addition to other serious run-ins with the law over CBD and hemp. Meanwhile, those misrepresenting the benefits of CBD can also find themselves in trouble with the FDA. However, the FDA has recently said it is open to ‘alternative approaches’ concerning CBD.

Mislabeled CBD Products

Much of the industry still talks about the 2017 findings that revealed that 84 products for 31 companies were mislabeled. While this doesn’t reflect the entire industry, concerns over sourcing have left many to feel like CBD isn’t safe. Products from China and Europe have been found to contain contaminants including metal.

As such, it is vital that you buy lab verified CBD products. Additionally, a producer has to know where their flower is coming from. If not, they could find themselves producing a subpar product that can do much more harm than good. Ask for the source of your flower and always check for lab results on a company’s website. It’s a responsibility for the entire supply chain.

If a company can’t provide you an answer, strongly consider sourcing your CBD elsewhere.

The 2018 Farm Bill and Its Impact on Sales

The 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law by President Trump just before the close of 2018. The historic measure federally legalized industrial hemp with a good deal of limitations attached. Under the bill, hemp is not legalized outright. Instead, it moves hemp away from the U.S. Department of Justice's jurisdiction. Thus, the FDA can continue to prohibit CBD without it being entirely illegal to sell or market. As Marijuana Moment's Kyle Jaeger explains, "prospective growers will have to submit cultivation plans to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), either through the state government or the USDA itself."

That said, the passing is still tremendous for the industry. Even as the FDA mulls how to regulate certain CBD products, a proliferation of items are expected to hit the market. They include CBD vape cartridges, oil, balms and much more. If edibles get the green light, we should see an even more massive influx of products hitting shelves.

This could, also, in theory, push for increased levels of THC to be allowed in products. Countries like Switzerland allow for 1% THC and we expect more markets to follow suit. With consumers requiring varying ratios to satisfy their needs, the allowance of 1:1 and other dosed items could happen at some point down the line.

Buy Your Own CBD Flower in Most States

As you hopefully picked up from this post, CBD products extend well beyond oil. In fact, that includes the source material as well. CBD flower is legal to purchase in any state and falls under the same .3% THC regulations as other products do.

Some excellent cultivators include Blue Forest Farms, who produces a Cherry Wine Hemp Flower that may look like a typical indica or sativa, but actually contains 12-15% CBD and less than .3% THC as the law stipulates.

Our personal favorite though is Tweedle Farms, who boast themselves as "farm-to-table, organically grown, terpene rich, high CBD hemp flower." There, you can buy pre-rolls or flowers like Lifter, Suver Haze and Sapphire to name a few. We’ve been able to get our hands on these crops for pressing. We loved the excellent yields produced and its effects. We bet you will too.

Make Your Own CBD Rosin at Home!

The Farm Bill has helped usher in a new era for hemp and CBD production. With fewer restrictions, the laws are changing while opportunity enhances. If the FDA does end up consider alternative approaches to regulating CBD edibles, we could see even greater opportunity arise.

With anyone in the U.S. able to purchase CBD flower, making CBD rosin is as easy as pressing THC rosin. Essentially, if you know how to make THC rosin, you can do the same for CBD. And have no fear if you don’t know how to produce either. Our equipment will have you caught up to speed in no time.

With a Helix or Helix Pro, producers can hand press their own CBD rosin at home. In fact, we like to call it the ultimate at-home solution. No other press can provide producers with the absolute best solventless extracts. If you’re in the market to make your own CBD dabs or for any other reason, the Helix and Helix Pro are the ways to go.  

Ready to learn more about CBD rosin pressing? Want to learn how you can get started? Be sure to contact us today. Or, ask our live chat team. Either way, we are ready to help you understand all that you need before you start pressing.