Is CBD legal in all 50 states?

If you are wondering whether if CBD is legal in your state here is what you need to know:

The legality of CBD depends on the source of the extraction. For instance CBD may be extracted from cannabis plant that may contain THC and in this case it may be illegal to consume, buy and even possession of such substance may penalized. If the CBD oil contains less than 0.3% THC it is legal in all states of America – check the interactive cannabis map. Hemp Derived CBD is legal in all 50 states, however marijuana derived CBD is not legally federally. Hemp and marijuana make part of the same cannabis family plant, and they look are similar in many ways, but there are differences. Government stated that any cannabis plant that has less than 0.3% THC is considered hemp, and any plant that has more than 0.3% THC is considered marijuana


Extracting CBD from marijuana is not efficient because it has a low percentage of CBD and a bigger ratio of THC. Producers use hemp to produce CBD because it is easier to grow hemp, it is legal in all states. Hemp needs less land to grow as it requires just 3-5 inches distance between each plant, when marijuana requires almost tropical conditions – with humid atmosphere and much more distance between each plant. Check the hemp and marijuana differences post.



Bottom line: It is legal to consume, purchase Hemp derived CBD in all 50 states.

If the CBD is derived from Hemp – it is totally legal in all 50 states.

CBD derived from marijuana is not legal federally.

Check if your state legalized marijuana before buying cannabis derived CBD.

Hemp has been made legal in 2014 with the H.R.2642 – Agricultural Act of 2014


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