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Idaho CBD explosion meeting held in Pocatello

Just weeks after three states passed new marijuana laws, Idaho is still dealing with restrictive CBD laws. One hemp group gathered to share information and talk about their product at the Clarion Inn in Pocatello Sunday.

In America, hemp products can be sold legally as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana. But in Idaho products must be completely THC free, a process many consider impossible.

“then that means that every hemp product, throughout the state of Idaho, is illegal,” Dennis Hansen, a Zilis ambassador said. “Because you can’t make any hemp product without having a trace amount of THC in it.”

That means things like: “hemp seed oil, hemp hearts, cereal, hemp granola, there’s tons, thousands. lotions, shampoos, clothing, it all has trace amounts of THC in it,” Hansen explained.

But the thing Zilis is focused on is CBD sales. Oils and topical solutions, similar to the CBD free samples they were offering, that have changed many people’s lives, like Tina Loudin’s.

“This February, I started the ultra cell. And after three full days of three dropper fulls a day, I was able to start walking without my cane,” Loudin said. “I literally have gotten my life back, my husband would tell you he’s gotten his wife back.”

Loudin had been dependent on her cane and a monthly dose of nearly 300 opioids before she began using CBD products.

“It took me in a very dark place, in fact, 2016, I do not remember a whole lot of that year, period,” Loudin recalled.

Zilis, the company behind these CBD products, is also committed to giving back to its ambassadors with a blessing bonus.

“Zilis gives us $100 a month, and we can donate that anywhere in our community that we’d like,” Hansen said.

Sunday, it was to the Blackfoot Elks Lodge in the amount of $500, “to feed needy families for Christmas,” Hansen said.

All from a company that is technically doing something illegal in Idaho, for now.

The passage of the 2018 Hemp Act would change industrial hemp’s standing from a schedule one substance to a crop. According to Hansen, this would eliminate all of the issues currently facing CBD sales in the state.

Hansen said the hemp act, part of 2018 Farm Bill, could be passed as soon as Monday.

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