In the United States, the change is slow and frustratingly complicated. Cannabis laws are different on a federal level to a state level and can differ significantly from one state to the next. Some states allow the use of CBD with medical approval only, others are completely legal for any reason — you can even buy products at corner stores, gas stations, and even vending machines. It’s not always limited to dispensaries.
Let’s cover each form of cannabis in more detail.
Now, as we inch our way towards a new decade, the landscape is much different.
Most CBD products like CBD oils, CBD capsules, edible gummies, or CBD E-liquids are made using hemp-derived CBD in order to sell these products legally.
The federal government recently passed a bill that clearly differentiated two forms of the cannabis plant — hemp and marijuana — arguing that the hemp variety can’t produce the psychoactive high inherent to marijuana. They crossed hemp off the list of restricted substances, giving people open access to the plant for the first time in over 80 years.
Marijuana legality varies by state, as does CBD legality.
There are 17 states called that legalized both medicinal and recreational use of marijuana as long as you meet the minimum age requirement.
Is CBD Legal in the U.S.?
CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not get a user “high;” however, its legality is still a gray area for some people because it is derived from the cannabis plant.
In addition to these states, sever other states have legalized medical marijuana:
CBD must be legal on both the federal level and the state level in order for it to be legal in your state.