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cbd hemp oil legal in all 50 states

The 2018 Farm Bill made a huge progress in the legalization of CBD products since it removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Thanks to this hemp can now be legally cultivated in US soil.

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.

What Is CBD & Is It Legal?

Maryland – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.

The Farm Bill is legislation passed every 5 years that determines the food and agricultural policy of the federal government. The 2018 farm bill legalized “hemp” which is a big step in the legalization of CBD products.

Because CBD is derived from cannabis sativa, a lot of people associate it with the hemp plant marijuana. Technically speaking the industrial hemp we use and marijunana are from the same genus of cannabis plants.

Mamadou Ndiaye was facing jail time and a $1,000 fine for marijuana possession. But Ndiaye possessed only CBD oil – a substance that was legalized by the state legislature last month. Thanks to the new CBD law, the prosecutor and judge both decided to dismiss the case.

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.”

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There are certainly CBD producers who source their hemp from cultivators that operate under the Farm Bill. But given how widespread these products are, it’s unlikely that all of them were sourced from research hemp. And state laws on CBD and hemp vary widely. Colorado, which legalized adult-use marijuana in 2012, has a robust industrial hemp program and is home to the first U.S.-bred certified hemp seed. But in Massachusetts, where you can now grow marijuana at home, it’s still a crime to grow hemp without a state license, reported The Boston Globe.

Then, there’s HIA v. DEA – a lawsuit by a hemp trade association that challenges the agency’s classification of CBD as a Schedule I substance. Federal judges at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case earlier this year. Clearly, attorneys representing hemp businesses have a different interpretation of federal law than the DEA.

An Indiana man was overwhelmed with emotion this week when a county court dismissed his case.