Across the USA, different states have different laws regarding growing and using cannabis. The scale ranges from completely against the law to fully legalized, with states in between legalizing cannabis use for medical purposes and sometimes decriminalizing it for recreational purposes.
But how does this affect CBD? As a compound with less than 0.3 percent THC, CBD oil does not give you the “high” that cannabis does. Let’s look at the legalities of CBD oil across the USA.
What does federal law say?
Marijuana and its derived products are classified as Schedule I drugs by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Schedule I drugs are considered by the DEA to have “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” This means that, along with marijuana itself, CBD derived from marijuana has not been legalized on a federal level.
However, the 2018 Farm Bill legalized CBD products harvested from hemp, as long as certain restrictions are met. The hemp must be produced and harvested in a manner that is consistent with both federal regulations and the regulations set out in the 2018 Farm Bill. It must be produced by a licensed grower and contain no more than 0.3% THC.
State CBD laws
State laws do not necessarily agree with the federal law outlined above, as many states across the US have fully or partially legalized the use of cannabis in certain circumstances. This leaves us with conflicting regulations around the sale and use of CBD oil.
Almost all states now allow CBD oil derived from hemp, with less than 0.3% THC content. Some states will also allow CBD oil derived from marijuana, in some cases just for medicinal use while other states allow it for both medicinal and recreational use. Make sure to familiarize yourself with your state’s cannabis laws to understand the different regulations.
With just a trace amount of THC content, CBD oil should not show up on a drug test. So, if your workplace runs periodic drug testing, CBD oil should be safe to use. Just make sure you buy from a trusted seller with high-quality products. And, of course, check that the THC content is less than 0.3%.
Keep in mind that we are not legal professionals, so we cannot advise you in this area. We have just gathered together information relating to CBD, which is correct at the time of writing, to help you understand the status of CBD products in the US.
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