IS CBD OIL LEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?


CBD IS LEGAL IN ALL 50 STATES 

The legality of cannabinoid products in the United States is dependent on their concentration and source. 

Marijuana and THC are both specifically listed in the U.S.Controlled Substances Act and therefore prohibited under federal law. Twenty-nine U.S. states and Washington D.C. have passed their own cannabis policies permitting the use of medical marijuana with high levels of THC, provided it's recommended by a licensed physician. Eight of those states and Washington D.C. have gone a step further and legalized the recreational use of marijuana and THC.

CBD is legally available in the United States, but it must be derived from imported high-CBD, low-THC hemp. CBD itself is not listed under the Controlled Substances Act, so it is legal in all 50 states but must be provided that it's not extracted from marijuana.  

If derived from marijuana, CBD is illegal unless obtained through a state-regulated medical marijuana program or in a state that permits recreational marijuana use. CBD products that are derived from hemp are considered dietary supplements in the U.S. and that makes it legal to buy and sell.

THERE ARE 33 STATES WITH LAWS SPECIFICALLY REGULATING HEMP TO INCLUDE: 

Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. 

THERE ARE 24 STATES THAT HAVE DEFINED INDUSTRIAL HEMP AS DISTINCT FROM OTHER STRAINS OF CANNABIS AND REMOVED BARRIERS TO IT'S PRODUCTION. 

As of early 2017, 14 of these regulated 33 states legally produce hemp seeds. The federal designation indicated hemp could be grown for industrial or academic applications. These 14 states (CA, CO, IN,KY, MA, MO, ND, OR, SC, TN, VT, VA, NC and WV) are producing hemp seeds for industrial use. While regulations and agricultural standards are still developing in America, European sourced is still the ideal choice for the consumers. Ideal conditions, more experience, and refinement of regulations to ensure safety and quality lend more trust to you, our consumers.

IMPORTING CBD INTO AMERICA

Even though it is legal to manufacture and distribute products containing CBD from naturally low-THC hemp here in the U.S. it is still largely illegal to grow in America. Therefore all of the HempMeds products that we carry on our store imports all of it's hemp oil used in the formulation of their products from international sources. 

A FEW STATES THAT ARE HEAD OVER HEELS ABOUT HEMP

Hawaii- February of 2017, a Hawaii government committee passed a bill to decriminalize industrial hemp, removed it from the state's list of controlled substances and excludes growing, possession, processing and the sale of industrial hemp from civil and criminal penalties. No license is needed to grow and the crop is treated as other plants such as tomatoes, vegetables and other fruits. 

Colorado- Amendment 64 granted Colorado citizens the use and regulation of marijuana. Passed on November 16, 2012, it included a declaration industrial hemp should be regulated separately from marijuana and that the Colorado General Assembly is "to enact legislation governing the cultivation, processing and sale of industrial hemp." Colorado became the first state to contain certified hemp seed- designated as containing less than .3%THC as well as free of weeds and disease. 

Kentucky- The passing of SB 218 through the Kentucky legislature created a new subsection of KRS 260.28g in which the Industrial Hemp Advisory Board outlines the purpose of an industrial hemp research program, established license provisions, and create new requirements and license applications procedures. This states approach is for the potential medical and industrial applications. 

California- When California passed proposition 64 there was a provision that allowed for the production of industrial hemp. California led the cannabis reform and now will be one of the leaders in an ever expanding cannabis ecosystem. The state of California also has to take in consideration of proposition 65. This proposition requires that businesses refrain from knowingly and intentionally exposing individuals to any of the chemicals contained in state-published list of chemicals which is known to cause cancer or reproductive harm. Now that California led the forefront for THC, it could possibly be the American leader for hemp CBD. as well. 

LAWS REGULATING IF HEMP CBD OIL IS LEGAL RIGHT NOW

In 1970, the U.S. Government passed the Controlled Substance Act a statute that regulates all cannabis including industrial hemp. The definition of marijuana was lifted from the existing 1937 statute and adopted without any change. The definition of this excluded certain parts of hemp like hemp fiber, hemp seed oil and sterilized hemp seed from regulation. 

*Discover more about CBD oil, and ReLeaf Apothecary at our learn more page and feel free to take a look at our products page if you're interested in adding CBD oil into your daily lifestyle. 

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