Is CBD Legal in 2019? The Bottom line, it is legal to purchase and consume hemp-derived-CBD in all 50 states.
Marijuana derived CBD is not legal federally.
- The government classifies hemp as any plant of the cannabis family that contains less than 0.3% THC.
- It classifies “marijuana” as any plant of the cannabis family that contains greater than 0.3% THC.
- You need to check your specific state for any restrictions
Federal law permissions for activities involving industrial hemp are clear. However, the Farm Bill, and other federal laws on industrial hemp, do not preempt state law.
Just as there are hundreds of municipalities in the United States that prohibit alcohol sales nearly a century after Prohibition’s repeal, local and state laws may still restrict the sale of industrial hemp products even where federal law is clearly permissive.
Some states continue to view CBD that comes from marijuana as being no different than marijuana itself. The government classifies any plant of the cannabis family that contains more than 0.3% THC to be marijuana.
Bottom line, it is legal to purchase and consume hemp-derived-CBD in all 50 states.
Keep checking back in this space for updates as there is currently a bill going through Congress right now that could change the way the government views both hemp and marijuana.
The 2018 Farm Bill holds the promise to clear up many of the misconceptions and confusing elements surrounding CBD.