There’s been a lot of discussion happening in Texas regarding the legality of hemp oil products that contain naturally occurring CBD (cannabidiol) and we’d like to take a minute to provide some perspective. We sell products all over the U.S., and as you may imagine, each municipality and / or state agency has it’s own viewpoint on hemp derived products. We anticipate, and are certainly not surprised, when an agency has questions or concerns. And to be 100% honest ~ their concerns are typically valid based on the information provided by various federal agencies, most notably the DEA ~ more on that in moment

Texas, a state with 26,000,000 residents, is now at the crossroads of that debate with the State’s Department of Health. Indiana was in a similar situation as well. Thankfully their agencies were able to work together in a collaborative way to disseminate fact from fiction and Indiana passed legislation to make it abundantly clear that CBD is legal in Indiana. Texans and their respective State agencies have a right to be confused, but we’re confident that this discussion, like others, will end in thoughtful interpretation and communication of the appropriate law(s).

So what is the law? Well, thankfully for you, me, and any concerned party ~ the intention of this post is to not share our opinion, but rather, outline why the above confusion is happening, the remedy currently being proposed to the 9th circuit court, and in general help educate.

Why does the Texas Department of Health think CBD is illegal? Good question. In the State’s proposed CBD rules, they state that CBD is a controlled substance. The reason they believe this is the DEA recently created a new drug code 7350 that would define ALL CANNABIS extracts a controlled substance. This definition would be too broad considering that section 7606 of the US Farm Bill allows the cultivation and processing of raw oils from the plant material. Here’s the key point, the point that is often very misunderstood ~ Hemp and Marijuana are BOTH considered cannabis. Cannabis is species of plant ~ “marijuana” and “hemp” are legal definitions. The DEA has the authority to enforce law regarding cannabinoids derived from Marijuana as defined in Title 21 United State Code Controlled Substance Act 802 subsection 16 but does not have the authority to regulate cannabinoids derived from Farm Bill compliant hemp. This small but very important detail is creating a great amount of confusion throughout the US, not just in Texas.

Thankfully the National Hemp Industry Association recognized early on that drug code 7350 was going to lead to a lot of confusion, primarily with State agencies that would interpret the law to mean that all cannabis extracts are illegal. In 2004, the DEA tried creating a similar drug code, Code 7370, but was ultimately litigated against by the HIA and court ruled in favor of the HIA. History tends to repeat itself, and here we are again facing the enforcement of the drug code that reaches far beyond what congress, and more importantly, what American citizens want enforced.

So here we are at round #2 of the Hemp Industry Association vs. the DEA. The HIA has filed suit against the DEA to remove and or clarify the drug codes jurisdiction. What’s interesting this time around is that DEA does not disagree that products derived from Farm Bill compliant hemp should be excluded from the jurisdiction of new drug code 7350. You may want to take a moment to hear Chuck Rosenberg openly state to the Drug and Firearms Enforcement Oversite Committee that this new drug code is not intended to go after hemp. He does state that hemp is a controlled substance, and he’s partially correct, but fails to mention only hemp that is grown outside of a state approved Farm Bill hemp pilot program or if the plant material contains more than .3% THC on a dry weight basis. So if you wanted to start growing hemp, make sure you go though the proper channels for approval, such as Colorado’s Department of Agriculture’s hemp pilot program.

The most recent suit filed by the HIA against the DEA has received a lot of warranted attention. We’re still waiting on a final ruling from the 9th circuit court, but the first hearing has already taken place and you can review the full 23 minutes here. The DEA still agrees (link to DEA counsel comments) that this drug code does not apply to Farm Bill Complaint hemp products and they believe that clarifications they posted here should be sufficient enough to remove any confusion.

So, if the DEA agrees with the HIA in that the new drug code does not cover Farm Bill compliant hemp, then why are we even having this discussion? As I mentioned in the beginning, we expect State agencies to be confused because this drug code has been written in a manner that invites confusion. The fact that the Department of Health for the State of Texas is communicating that CBD is a controlled substance is no fault of their own, but rather misguidance provided by the DEA. During the above-mentioned hearing, the judge asks for a precedent that illustrates that said confusion is actually happening. You’ll hear Bob Hoban from Hoban law group, recite many examples. This incident with the State of Texas is yet again an example of why the 9th circuit court will hopefully rule in the favor of the HIA. And even if the court ruled in favor of the DEA, hemp products are still legal and the DEA would not disagree. If the ruling went in this direction, the DEA’s suggested remedy for any disagreement would be to challenge the ruling ~ most likely in court. Our suggestion, and hopefully yours too, would be to avoid any confusion in the first place by eliminating the drug code.

One more point that we’d like to add some clarification around ~ a point that you may be able to be helpful in making. The proposed rules by the Texas Department of Health state that products containing CBD would be considered “adulterated”. What does this mean? In short, they would argue that products containing CBD wouldn’t be safe for consumption. However, they then go on to mention, “The Department has been unable to find research that suggests trace amounts of naturally occurring CBD and THC in hemp product poses a risk to public health.” We imagine the Health Department ultimately has the best intentions here, but to mention that CBD products are adulterated is not accurate. Here at Green Lotus we go to great lengths for follow a GMP manufacturing process and our quality department rigorously tests our hemp for heavy metals, potency, solvents, pesticides, myco toxins and alpha toxins. We can’t speak on behalf of other hemp product manufactures, but our products are not adulterated.

Lastly, we know Texan’s value their access to hemp oil products with naturally occurring CBD. If you, a friend or a loved one are benefiting from CBD products in the State of Texas, we kindly ask that you reach out to tell your story. The Texas Department of Health is taking open comments regarding their new proposed rules that could end the sales of CBD in Texas. Please email your comments to: foods.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov or you can call tel:512-834-6670 ext 2162.

In conclusion, it’s starting to feel a bit like Groundhog Day with the same reoccurring issues happening from State to State, but we don’t blame Texas for the confusion. We’re optimistic that appropriate information will make its way to the right parties and this too shall pass.


Best CBD Lotion

Lately, CBD lotions have come onto the scene with a resurfaced vigor. However, the use of hemp in rope, clothes, beauty products, even in the production effort for WWII means that hemp is multi-functional and could be useful in more than one aspect of life.

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Looking at a CBD lotion, it is easy to wonder why you would buy CBD lotion over a regular moisturizer. Interestingly, the truth is in the science of the vitamins and benefits that CBD lotion can provide. Here are a few common questions about CBD lotion:

 

How to use CBD lotion?

It is easy to use cbd lotion, as you apply it like any other moisturizer to gain benefits through your skin with vitamins that help as you are aging.

 

How does CBD lotion work?

As any lotion works, CBD lotion performs well because it is a balance of botanicals such as aloe and lemon balm; these ingredients soothe the skin and give reprieve in the body. You can use CBD lotion ranging from a super skin moisturizer to deep muscle aches. CBD lotion may be useful for aches in hands for short term symptom relief.

 

How to make CBD lotion?

To make CBD lotion, you can simply add CBD oil to a lotion you may already have. Conversely, a specially formulated product that is a CBD lotion with CBD oil in it can be more effective due to nano-emulsion technology that aids that oil to absorb into the skin. Hemp Freeze is a silky blend for deep muscle alleviation that is a CBD cream concocted with other healing properties such as Burdock Root to enable the healing process for the body.

 

What is CBD lotion?

CBD lotion is simply a lotion with CBD oil in it; CBD oil is oil from the seeds of hemp. It is a non-psychoactive and does not contain THC. CBD lotion aids with comfort in the body and promotes healthy skin through nutrients in the oils in the lotion. If the only source of cannabinoids (CBD, THC) is from CBD lotions, capsules, or tinctures, it is impossible to show up on a drug test due to the low to nonexistent THC in all products.

 

Where to buy CBD lotion?

You can buy CBD lotion here, but we would advise to buy your CBD lotion depending on whether you want to allay deep muscle ache, are looking to soothe and nourish skin, or you want to relax muscle tissue in general. Each lotion is designed to optimally botanically promote healing the skin and releasing aches in your body. CBD lotion is legal state by state, but we are based in Colorado; you can order from us here.

 

Thus, pick the CBD lotion depending on what your body is telling you. Whether you use it after you play sports, or when you wake up, CBD lotion packs a punch. Use if after the shower as a moisturizer; test it against your regular moisturizer and see!


Firstly, there are a lot of questions about how’s hemp cream made and where it comes from. It is not some sort of unnatural chemical processing, but in fact extracts from plants infused in oil. Check out this explanation of CBD oil and how to make hemp cream.

What is Hemp Cream Made of?

Hemp cream is basically composed of a moisturizer infused with CBD oil.

CBD, short for cannabinoid, is the same genus and species as cannabis. However, it is a different strain called Cannabis Sativa that is specifically bred as industrial hemp under the regulations of The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program. Hemp cream is a lotion with CBD oil in it.

To further elaborate, industrial hemp complies if it contains a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) on a dry weight basis.

To avoid confusion, Green Lotus Hemp contains less than 0% THC.

 

Cannabis actually contains at least 85 cannabinoids, some psychoactive like THC and some not like CBD.

 

CBD actually works to calm your cannabinoid receptors in your body’s cannabinoid system. It helps meet the CB1, in the nervous system of the brain, and CB2 receptors, in the immune system, that regulate mood, memory, appetite, sleep, and anxiety.

 

How CBD is made?

This creates a CBD oil that is then given a test for quality; select ingredients are then taken that help CBD infuse through the transdermal layer for absorption deeply into the skin.

The ingredients are nanoemulsions, meaning that atoms are being broken down into even smaller molecules that can cross the skins dermal layer more easily.

Nanoemulsion is also known as a sub-micron emulsion (SME) or mini-emulsion; this classification of droplets are some of the smallest droplets that are thermodynamically stable and optically transparent.

These nanoemulsions of CBD oil go through infusion with other oils like olive oil, coconut oil, or grapeseed for oral ingestion via droplets.

CBD oil can pair well with ingredients like aloe, lemon balm, and burdock root to create a boost in hemp lotion; it packs a powerful punch of healing botanicals without THC and feeling high.

Once all the ingredients are brought together, Green Lotus Hemp then tests all the product again; after we bottle, package, inspect and deliver all the final product to our customers.

 

How to make CBD oil?

 

Using olive oil to extract CBD from Cannabis Sativa is safer for consumption than using a chemical like butane.

The technique is easy as the cannabis requires heating to around 200 degrees Fahrenheit with the oil, then filtration of the extract after.

This is a weak form of CBD oil and is not concentrate. In order to start to feel the effects of CBD, you would have to consume quite an amount of this CBD oil. You can put it in your favorite moisturizer for boosts to skin and a relaxing feeling.

Hydraulic presses extract oils from fruits and vegetables in the industrial food industry daily; a machine would be a more efficient way to extricate oil for maximum potency and natural processing.

Lastly, hopefully this explains how’s hemp cream made and where it comes from.

 

More questions? Learn more on our blog.


 

Firstly, hemp has historical use in making rope and fiber from early Jamestown to WWII war efforts; did you know that hemp cream works for relief botanically as well? Furthermore, let’s address some questions you might have.

What is hemp cream used for?

The use of hemp cream, containing hemp oil, can offer an abundance of benefits including skin, face, hair, hand, joints, aches, and more.

Its uses include helping alleviate soreness or stiffness in their body.

If you have skin conditions or suffer from aches, hemp cream may alleviate some of your symptoms. Here’s why you should consider adding this cream to your routine:

 

Hemp Cream Contains Essential Fatty Acids

Do you take fish oil or a supplement every day?

Essential Fatty Acids are nutrients our body needs to function at optimal health and are found in foods like fish oil; unfortunately, our bodies cannot synthesize (make) them, so we have to seek them in our foods.

The essential fatty acids omega 3 & 6 (gamma-linolenic acid) increase skin suppleness because of their helping with structure of cell membranes. Hemp cream also contains amino acids like collagen and elastin to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and aging.

Hemp Cream Helps with Skin Conditions

If you suffer from skin conditions, or just suffer from dry skin in the winter, hemp cream soothes through topical application.

For skin conditions like psoriasis where your skins cells divide too rapidly, some people have found some relief using a hemp cream as the topical slows down the cell cycle producing so fast.

It can also help repair and nourish the outer layer of skin.

 

Hemp Cream Benefits from Vitamins & Minerals

 

Vitamin A is a wrinkle fighter and lifting agent for the face.

Vitamin B2 stops free radical damage.

Vitamin D increases elasticity, diminishes lines, and reduces dark spots.

Calcium enables skin regeneration.

Manganese boots collagen production.

Potassium is key for hydration for the skin.

See more vitamins and minerals that hemp lotion contains here.

 

Hemp Cream is Organic and Vegan

 

What is hemp cream made of?

It is a combination of natural moisturizers, like aloe and honey, along with other vegan botanicals that infuse with hemp oil.

Hemp oil, also known as hemp seed oil or CBD oil, is the botanical that is made from pressing seeds from the Cannabis Sativa plant.

  • Our organic ingredients made right here in the USA ensure that we maintain quality control through our team and director.

 

Hemp Cream is Legal

 

Medical marijuana is legal state by state; however, hemp cream has always been legal because of breeding specifically for industrial use.

Thus, the seeds of the hemp plant contain 0% THC, or any kind of psychoactive agents.

 

Hemp Cream Questions (FAQ)

 

What is hemp hand cream?

Hemp hand cream is basically a thicker version that takes longer to soak into the skin. Hemp salve would be a similar product perfect for use with hands, like arthritic joints that are causing pain.

 

How to make hemp oil cream?

As a result, the easiest way to get the most benefits out of hemp oil cream is to use a carefully made cream with the balance of hemp oil and other ingredients to optimize the botanicals sinking into your skin.

Due to nanoemulsion, this enables that ingredients to fully soak in and absorb into the skin; this means you get the benefits faster.

In addition, you can make your own by adding hemp oil to your favorite moisturizer to make your own hemp oil cream.

 

Lastly, learn more about hemp and CBD on our blog.

 


Hemp lotion benefits are hidden gems among natural botanical creams and moisturizers, mostly due to the science of nano-emulsion of these organic particles absorbing directly into your skin.

What is hemp oil lotion?

Firstly, hemp seed lotion is a lotion that contains hemp oil rich in naturally occurring cannabinoids along with other organic moisturizers to keep the skin looking its best while relieving the symptoms of pain naturally.

What does hemp lotion do? 

Let’s breakdown why hemp moisturizer doesn’t make you high and helps you in more ways than you may know:

Hemp Lotion Benefit 1: Natural Moisturizer for Your Skin

Benefits of Hemp Lotion Facts

Hemp lotion benefits are hidden gems among natural botanical creams and moisturizers, mostly due to the science of nano-emulsion of these organic particles absorbing directly into your skin.

Why is hemp lotion good for your skin?

Just like grapeseed oil can help acne and diminish dark circle, hemp oil couple with other oils pack a powerful vitamin combination in moisturizing skin.

Furthermore, only does hemp body lotion increase elasticity in skin, it also increases oxygenation to the skin membrane.

Hemp Lotion Benefit 2: Relieves Pain for your Joints

Benefits of Hemp Lotion Fact 2

Any aches, soreness, stiffness, or other symptoms ease and lessen with the help of hemp lotion. If you need deeper relif, a slightly thicker version hemp salve for those deep joint aches helps.

Hemp Lotion Benefit 3: Vitamins and Nutrients for your Body

Benefits of Hemp Lotion Fact 3

Vitamin B1 specializes in anti-aging properties.

Vitamin B6 helps treat acne, psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions.

Vitamin E counteracts dryness.

Iron lessens paleness and dark circles.

Phosphorus aids in the absorption of B vitamins by the body.

Zinc is an antioxidant.

See more vitamins and minerals that CBD lotion contains here.

Hemp Lotion Benefit 4: Aids with Acne for Your Face

Benefits of Hemp Lotion Fact 4

It is a natural acne fighter and was non-comedogenic so it does not have a tendency to clog pores. This is due to the nano-particles that sink into the skin quickly and deeply.

Hemp Lotion Benefit 5: Natural, Vegan, and Organic

Benefits of Hemp Lotion Fact 5

How is hemp lotion made?

If you are on a strict diet for health reasons, or just to live a healthy lifestyle, it falls into the categories of natural, vegan, and organic.

In addition, hemp lotion is made by combing natural, organic, that is grown in the USA moisturizers including hemp oil (CBD oil) and grapeseed oil among others.

Hemp Lotion Benefit 6: Skin Conditions

Benefits of Hemp Lotion Fact 6

Common skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema can find relief from symptoms due to the soothing qualities.

As a result, it slows the skin renewal process that people who have psoriasis suffer from.

Hemp Lotion Benefit 7: Makes You Smell Good

Benefits of Hemp Lotion Fact 7

Even though you may think it is marijuana lotion, there is no marijuana smell. The earthy tones are a more natural smell than some pungent cooling gels and heat lotions out there.

Hemp Lotion Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the best hemp lotion?

To determine the best hemp lotion for you, assess your needs and symptoms. There are hemp lotions options for deep muscle aches, joint aches, and soothing skin; each hemp moisturizer has different benefits depending on use.

How good is hemp lotion?

To decide how ‘good’ something is, you have to try it yourself. We do over a 30-day money back guarantee if the product does not work up to standards.

How is hemp lotion legal?

Hemp lotion is legal because it does not contain THC. Most of all, hemp is not marijuana; hemp is a cultivated crop for industrial use, such as fiber and clothing.

Finally, if there is not THC in your system from other means and you use the topical moisturizer, it is impossible for hemp lotion to show up on a drug test. This is because of the inherent low to non-existent amounts of THC.

See more answers to common questions about hemp oil here.


You probably have friend or family member in mind that you’d like try a hemp product.  Heck, here at Green Lotus, a majority of our parents and grandparents use our products.  Through our own experiences and the wonderful stories our customers have shared, we’ve documented the most common hemp CBD questions and answers below.  After reading this guide you’ll be prepared to answer: Is CBD legal? Is Hemp Marijuana? Will CBD get me high? How does CBD work? Can my doctor prescribe CBD?


We’re happy to announce the new Green Lotus brand, new logo, new website, new focus, and free shipping to celebrate (code below)! We wanted to create a brand that represented the artisan craftsmanship of our perfectly grown hemp, our premium formulas and ingredients, and most importantly a brand that focuses on you and your loved one’s health and well-being.

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If you’re new here, welcome!  If you’re a returning customer we hope you’re enjoying the spiffy new site.  It was designed to keep your shopping experience simple and fast.  If at any time you have an issue, have a question, or simply want to provide feedback – please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

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Please stay tuned as we begin to release “Hemp U” articles.  Our blog, appropriately named “Hemp U”, short for Hemp University, is not a real University but rather a place to share ideas, collaborate with customers, and help grow all of our understandings of hemp, the science behind it, and how it can potentially help maximize our daily health regimens. Let’s grow together!

Happy New Year!

-The Green Lotus Team