For a number of years there was a lot of focus on medicinal marijuana and it’s potential legality. The hemp plant is actually used for a number of medicinal purposes. Aside from hemp oil and medicinal marijuana, CBD oil is also gaining a lot of popularity recently. Extracted from the hemp plant, CBD oil is used for a variety of health issues that includes pain management. Thanks to its cannabinoid content, CBD oil decreases inflammation in the body and helps alleviate a number of ailments in addition to pain. Because it is somewhat ‘new’ in its popularity, many people question ‘ is CBD oil legal ’? The answer isn’t necessarily and easy one. Let’s take a closer look at some of the details questioning is CBD legal in all 50 states.
“There is a great deal of confusion regarding the legal status of hemp and why these products are so readily available versus marijuana-based CBD products. In 2014, the Farm Bill stated that hemp was different from marijuana, yet the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) position is that hemp comes from the cannabis sativa plant and as such falls under the controlled substance act. In 2004, the Hemp Industry Association won a court case against the DEA from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled the DEA didn’t have the authority to ban hemp under the CSA. “By that federal court ruling, similar to non-scheduled hemp food products, this allows Medical Marijuana, Inc. (including  HempMeds®) to sell online and distribute to customers in the U.S. states,” said Dr. Stuart Titus, the company’s Chief Executive Officer.”
In fact, not only will CBD not make you high, it has been proven to counteract the psychoactivity of THC. This property makes CBD highly useful as a medical treatment for a wide range of conditions. In terms of the CBD products you can buy, the amount of THC present varies from none at all in a pure CBD Isolate to a minimal amount (less than 0.3%) in a Full-Spectrum CBD product.
Love you podcast and thanks so much for this post! I was wondering if there has been any changes in the Amazon policy since the farm bill passed. I feel like I’m seeing a lot more CBD products listed on Amazon. Also, the prices are dirt cheap compared to buying from other distributors. Is this because of competition on Amazon or that they are selling lower quality brands? Thanks again for everything you do.
Both hemp-derived and marijuana-derived CBD are legal at varying levels in a majority of the United States; however, there are certain states where marijuana-derived CBD is strictly prohibited and even hemp-derived CBD is a bit of a gray area. There are currently three (3) states that have taken a strong stance against CBD in the US: Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
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