IS CBD LEGAL?


While CBD had been previously “grey” in legality, the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill completely removed ALL ingredients and derivatives of industrial hemp from the DEA’s list of Schedule 1 drugs.

HOWEVER: CBD can be derived from many sources, including hemp’s sister marijuana. The first thing to ask is where your CBD is being sourced from.

Generally, for CBD to be legal, it needs to be sourced from industrial hemp, as defined by the US Farm Bill (section 7606 of the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill, as well as Section 12619 of 2018 Farm Bill). This includes any part of the cannabis plant, or a derivative from those parts, “with less than 0.3% THC”, as measured by a certified or compliant lab. CBD must NOT be derived from marijuana plants, or other controlled substances.