Cannabidiol, aka CBD, is a compound found in the cannabis plant, and because of this, the legality of its use can be somewhat confusing. Many people wonder if CBD is legal in their area, or how to obtain some CBD oil or other products without breaking the law. While there are some minor exceptions, CBD is considered legal on a federal level, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized industrial hemp. CBD is derived from the hemp plant, which is simply a version of the cannabis plant that has been cultivated to have THC content at or below the federal legal limit of 0.3% (THC is the compound that produces a psychoactive high).
Because CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, many people associate it with marijuana, which is still not legal in many states. However, CBD is covered under the industrial hemp legalization, and is federally legal to sell and consume. Many people like to buy their CBD products online and have them shipped to their homes for maximum convenience. There are still some restrictions on how CBD products are labeled and the types of health claims that can be made about them, but overall CBD is legal to buy and possess nationwide.
In most states, you can buy CBD products that are approved by the FDA. These will be hemp-derived CBD with less than 0.3% of THC . This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re always in the clear though, because federal laws sometimes conflict with state laws. It’s important to understand the laws of the state you’re in. For example, in Wisconsin, because these products have any detectable amount of THC, they may be technically illegal unless you have a medical condition and a doctor’s note. In Utah, CBD edibles are technically illegal, with some exceptions. However, because CBD is federally legal, even in states like Wisconsin, local law enforcement typically won’t make a huge fuss of it. But no matter where you live, make sure you understand the laws, and consider obtaining a doctor’s prescription if you have an eligible medical need.
We understand that the laws surrounding CBD and other hemp products can be complicated, so it’s always a great idea to talk with your local dispensary, where staff has been trained to know the local cannabis rules and regulations. Our staff at Ignite Dispensary understands the laws and we only operate within the legal guidelines, so we are a great resource. Come down and chat with us at one of our convenient dispensary locations today and let us help.