Functional Remedies Calls for Increased Regulation with Passing of the Farm Bill


Functional Remedies, makers of the only whole-plant, lipid-infused hemp oil products, issued the following statements from its Chief Executive Officer Anthony Mazzotti and Chief Science Officer Tim Gordon regarding the anticipated signing of the 2018 Farm Bill by President Trump, which will fully legalize hemp and all its derivatives under federal law.

Functional Remedies Chief Executive Officer Anthony Mazzotti:

We commend lawmakers for passing the Farm Bill, which places hemp and hemp-derived products on par with other agricultural products regulated by the USDA. It's been an injustice that hemp oil, which does not get people ‘high,' has been wrongly treated in the same way as addictive drugs such as heroin. And now that injustice has been corrected.

The reality is that consumers are taking ownership of their overall health and wellness, and will now be able to enjoy the full benefits of whole-plant hemp oil, versus just ‘CBD oil,' in their quest to bring balance to their lives.

Unfortunately, in a buyer-beware marketplace, there are too many companies looking to jump into the ‘green rush' that make false claims and fail to adhere to accepted best practices. In this environment, consumers become victims, and we encourage tighter regulation at both the state and federal levels to provide better protection.

Functional Remedies Chief Science Officer Tim Gordon added:

One of our challenges is educating consumers on the differences between full-spectrum hemp oil, ‘CBD oil', and ‘hemp seed oil.' And to make matters worse, many companies claim to offer full-spectrum hemp oil, when in reality they offer only a partial spectrum of phytocannabinoids and terpenes.

The benefits to the body from whole-plant hemp oil—with all the phytocannabinoids present—is compelling. For consumers to search for ‘CBD oil' or ‘hemp seed oil,' instead of full-spectrum hemp oil, to improve their health is equivalent to searching for tires when in truth one needs to buy a car.

We have our work cut out for us in bringing education to the consumer that cuts through the misinformation and truly empowers them to enrich their lives.

About Functional Remedies

Functional Remedies produces the only true full-spectrum hemp oil, derived from the most nutrient-dense hemp plants on the planet, and formulated using a proprietary, whole-plant lipid infusion process. The results are the most efficacious products that deliver the greatest possible entourage effect for optimal wellness. Functional Remedies is unique among hemp oil producers as it is the only vertically-integrated company with complete control from farm to cultivation to finished goods. Functional Remedies uses the most respected independent labs to test and verify their superior phytonutrient levels that far surpass those of competitive products made with CO2 and chemical extraction processes. For more information on Functional Remedies and its products, visit

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