You’ll find CBD at your local dispensary, supermarkets, online, and sometimes even at local gas stations. There are no restrictions to CBD use in these states.
The marijuana plant has had a long and challenging history regarding legal status in the United States, as well as the rest of the world. To this day it remains banned in most countries.
Over the years, it’s become harder to deny the benefits of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, especially CBD. Thousands of scientific studies have been published highlighting either the benefits of CBD for a specific condition or defining its safety.
Legal Status of Hemp-Derived Products State-By-State
The federal government recently passed a bill that clearly differentiated two forms of the cannabis plant — hemp and marijuana — arguing that the hemp variety can’t produce the psychoactive high inherent to marijuana. They crossed hemp off the list of restricted substances, giving people open access to the plant for the first time in over 80 years.
There are some exceptions on a state level, but if the federal government ever wanted to convict someone for using marijuana, it could.
Everything changed with the release of the 2018 Farm Bill, which lifted the ban on hemp and removed it from the controlled substances act as a schedule I drug.
In light of these reports, the world has started opening up to the use of CBD as a health supplement. But with some caveats related to the psychoactive compounds in the cannabis plant — namely THC.
Indiana – Legal to use CBD oil with no other controlled substances as well having below 0.3% THC levels.
Wyoming – CBD oil products are legals as long as the source is hemp and it contains less than 0.3% THC.
Alaska – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
Nebraska – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
Arizona – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
Tennessee – CBD is legal if it’s below 0.3% THC. However, CBD for medical use is legal as long as it’s below 0.9% THC levels.
Wisconsin – The law is unclear on whether CBD products are legal or not in Wisconsin. Possession of CBD products is considered a misdemeanor and is punishable by jail sentence. However the attorney general did advise law enforcement to not enforce this law. If you plan to use CBD oil in Wisconsin, we advise getting a physician’s certificate just in case.
Meanwhile, the Drug Enforcement Administration maintains that CBD is definitely still illegal. Last November, a spokesperson for the agency explained to WTHR that those who violate federal drug laws still run the “risk of arrest and prosecution.” But he also said that the DEA is not going after individuals who have benefited from CBD oil.
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell announced last month that he would introduce a bill to legalize hemp on the federal level.
An Indiana man was overwhelmed with emotion this week when a county court dismissed his case.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis that has gained prominence in recent years for its therapeutic properties. Cannabis advocates have hailed the cannabinoid for its promise in combating seizures, anxiety and myriad other ailments. CBD is “the new ‘it’ drug,” according to The Washington Post. It’s a “rapidly rising star for its capacity to deliver mental and physical benefits,” according to Quartz.
“It would not be an appropriate use of federal resources to go after a mother because her child has epileptic seizures and has found something that can help and has helped. Are they breaking the law? Yes, they are. Are we going to break her door down? Absolutely not. And I don’t think she’ll be charged by any U.S. Attorney,” DEA spokesperson Rusty Payne told the Indiana news station.
But contrary to what these articles suggest, CBD products are not “legal in all 50 US states.” If that were the case, why would Ndiaye be charged with a crime? Why would the Indiana police raid retailers selling the stuff? And why would the Indiana legislature take it upon itself to legalize CBD?
The 2014 Farm Bill is often cited as evidence that CBD derived from industrial hemp is now legal. But the legislation legalized only a very narrow set of hemp cultivation activities: It is legal to grow hemp under a state pilot program or for academic research. It is also legal to cultivate under state law “in which such institution of higher education or state department of agriculture is located and such research occurs.”