Marijuana plants are considered a Schedule I drug in the United States — putting it in the same classification as heroin and fentanyl — two of the most dangerous drugs in America.
Already the landscape is changing, as the regulation of legal nutritional products now falls into the regulation of the FDA — who have yet to make any official statements for or against the sale and use of CBD as a nutritional supplement. People are suspecting an FDA crackdown coming to companies operating in the CBD space.
The endocannabinoid system is a regulatory system — meaning it indirectly controls a variety of processes in the human body by either turning them up or dialing them back down. This is why compounds like CBD have such a long list of benefits and uses.
The Major Differences Between Marijuana & Hemp
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.
Stay tuned, we’ll be sure to keep you posted as the landscape continues to change.
There are no longer any states outright banning the use of CBD.
Now, as we inch our way towards a new decade, the landscape is much different.
Wyoming – CBD oil products are legals as long as the source is hemp and it contains less than 0.3% THC.
Pennsylvania – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
What Is CBD Used For?
No. Some CBD products like gummies and other edibles are illegal in some states.
South Dakota – CBD has recently been legalized in South Dakota. As long as the CBD product is approved by the FDA,it is legal in South Dakota.
New Mexico – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
As with all things having to do with cannabis, it helps to know which laws are in play: Federal, state, and those we’ll call “mixed jurisdictional”—the rules and regs enforced by health departments and the like.
A few years ago some restaurants near Seattle area began offering CBD-infused cocktails to their patrons. That ended when local county health officials stepped in and reminded restauranteurs that CBD was not a known and approved food or beverage. (“They’re erring on the side of caution,” one restaurant owner told me at the time. “They say they don’t quite know what CBD is yet, so they want everyone to hold off until they figure it out.”)
Here’s where it gets complicated.
That changed late last year.
In 2019, Leafly editors tried to purchase more than 75 products to test their CBD content as part of our Leafly CBD Test series. To our surprise, it turned out to be more difficult than we anticipated.