Last year was filled with progress and accomplishments and a blooming success for cannabis industry because of the legalization of medical and recreational use of marijuana in many states and countries. But for continuous negative propaganda ran by big pharma syndicates, in 2019, the big question still remains open.
While the legal status of CBD has become more defined with recent reforms, there are still some confusions among the mass. Some laws are still unclear, combined with the misinformation about cannabis, many individuals have a very skewed understanding of what’s legal versus what isn’t.
Both hemp and marijuana are the primary source of CBD oil available in the market, marijuana derived CBD oil is regulated by the FDA up to 30% THC content. On the other hand, hemp derived CBD oil contains little or no THC content. Now that we’ve discussed the legality of the two primary sources of CBD, let’s learn the latest laws of CBD derived from hemp and CBD derived from marijuana respectively and how the laws vary from state to state.
In 2018, President Trump signed the Agricultural Improvement Act also known as the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp as a Schedule I substance list of DEA and FDA and reclassified it as an “agricultural commodity.” This bill created a common misconception among the mass that it is legalized to use CBD oil regardless of if it was derived from hemp or marijuana but it is not.
There are still some unclear statements from US government of using CBD oil derived from marijuana. It actually varies from one state to another state. This type of oil contains more THC than hemp derived CBD oil. That’s why in some countries, still it is not allowable to use with full strength.
Continue below for a detailed list of which states allow marijuana-derived CBD for recreational use or medicinal use, and the states that strictly prohibit it.
As of 2019, there are 10 States permit to use CBD oil extracted both from marijuana and hemp, are completely legal for recreational and medicinal use. These states are Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.
There are 47 states allowing people to use marijuana-derived CBD oil for medicinal usage including the above mentioned 8 states. States with regulations that permit the use of marijuana-derived CBD for a broad range of conditions include Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.
Although CBD derived from hemp or marijuana is legalized in many states in USA but it’s uses varies from states to states. There are currently three states where uses of CBD oil is extremely prohibited. They are Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
CBD oil is the future of the next pharmaceutical revolution and day by day gaining more popularity among the mass. The day is not far when CBD oil products will break the barriers and will become the remedy of every common people around the world.