Is CBD legal?
Although hemp is now federally legal, some states have different rules regarding CBD legality. For the most up-to-date information, check your local or state wide measures about CBD products
FEDERALLY LEGAL: The 2018 Farm Bill officially classifies hemp as an agricultural commodity and removes it from the federal list of Controlled Substances. This impacts everything from direct shipping to payment processing and opens the market up to consumers across the country, removing all federal risk related to interstate commerce.
Federal acceptance of the hemp plant will lead to an influx of investment into all facets of the industry, from farming, to processing, to packaging and shipping. Likewise, we expect to see a proliferation of research studies into the hemp plant and its derivatives.
States rights will still prevail. Federally legal means states cannot prohibit shipping across their borders; State lawmakers can, however, adopt their own policy and stance relative to CBD sales and distribution in their state.
The 2018 Farm Bill defines hemp as all parts of the Cannabis sativa L plant, including “extracts” and “cannabinoids” with a THC concentration of <0.3%.
Hemp farmers will now be able to carry federally subsidized crop insurance and can fully participate in USDA programs for certification and competitive grants.
This bill brings us one step closer to destigmatizing the plant and industry as a whole, bringing greater consumer awareness of the medicinal benefits of cannabidiol and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. By de-scheduling hemp and removing it from the Controlled Substance Act, it opens up the possibility of public and private sponsored research programs.