According to a recent study, 1 in 7 Americans now take CBD regularly. This is some enormous growth from 2014. With that said, some people still question it’s legality, and rightfully so! There has been a lot of debate and discussion about this topic which often leaves people searching for more answers.
At DirectHemp.com, we have been in the industry since 2015 and have been asked this question at every step of the way. To put it simply, CBD is legal as long as the source it comes from is legal. What I mean by this is CBD can be extracted from either hemp, or marijuana. If CBD is extracted from marijuana, it is only legal to be sold in approved dispensaries in approved medical and recreational states. If CBD is extracted from hemp, and the hemp was grown under legal conditions, then the CBD itself is legal in most states and can be shipped freely across state lines.
We hope that simplifies it a bit for you, but there is a bit more information to consider. While hemp was federally legalized in 2014, states have been slower in adopting laws and each state has their own laws to consider. Kansas, for example, has a 0.0% THC policy meaning that a CBD oil in Kansas must only contain CBD and have no trace amounts of THC. Indiana, as another example, requires all CBD products to have QR codes that lead back to the test results of the product if it will be allowed to be sold in stores.
Regulations are changing all the time, so make sure to check your local state and municipality laws regarding its use. The main takeaway is that CBD products are federally legal as long as they contain no more than 0.3% THC content. As long as you stay focused on hemp-derived, low-THC CBD products that follow the latest guidelines, your CBD experience should remain a worry-free one.