Is CBD legal?
With the growing demand for CBD in the U.S and around the world, especially as research uncovering its massive range of medical benefits continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. Many of us are turning to the potential health benefits of CBD in place of potentially harmful and addictive prescription drugs.
However, the laws surrounding CBD do get understandably confusing. Although there are still strict restrictions against cannabis in many parts of the world, hemp-based CBD products are now “legal”, making it easier for many people to get their hands on wonderful natural medicinal CBD products.
Laws around Medical cannabis are becoming much more liberal throughout the world and the more importantly the United States. Marijuana and CBD is now entirely legal in Canada since legalization on October 17, 2018. CBD oil made from cannabis plants, and produced by Health Canada approved Licensed Producers are legal, both medicinally and recreationally
The 2018 Farm Bill in the USA made growing (under license), production and sale of hemp products across state lines legal on a federal level & freely available to purchase across the country. The bill clearly states the classification and separation of hemp cannabis from marijuana, legally classifying them as two entirely different legal entities. The classification indicates that any cannabis plant containing <0.3% THC are lawfully classified as hemp. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as that; we will go into more depth later in the article.
Many European countries are also very loose about cannabis and hemp laws with some allowing CBD products to contain up to 1% THC.
Across the globe it’s now easier than ever for people to buy and use CBD in it’s many forms.
However, laws do vary from country to country and even within countries. These varying non standard laws make the legality of CBD confusing for many. To help you better understand the ever changing and confusing laws on CBD we have put together a simple guide on U.S CBD laws and International CBD laws to help.
NOTE: This guide does not intend to be used for any real life legal situations, is not an official statement of law and is for educational purposes only. You need to check the most up to date legalities regarding your country or state if you feel you may be in breach of any current laws. For further information and contacts refer to the list at the end of this article.