Where is CBD legal?
The novelty of CBD leads to confusion about the legality of this hemp-derived product. It was only a few years ago that the 2018 Farm Bill opened up the door for states around the country to finally have control over the production and sale of hemp. Under this bill, if it falls under .3% THC, hemp products, like CBD, can be legally sold in stores, online, and even in gas stations. However, it is up to each state to have the final say on whether they enact or reject this policy. Let’s talk about where it’s legal, where it has restrictions, and where CBD is illegal.
Where is it legal?
If you live on the East or West coast, you’re in luck! CBD is fully legal around these two areas of the country, including a few states in between. The full legalization of CBD here means you can enjoy the calming, balancing, and restorative benefits that CBD has to offer with no restrictions. Colorado and Washington get a special shout out for being leaders in the fight to legalize cannabis, changing the use of cannabis in our country as we know it.
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- South Dakota
Where does it have restrictions?
If you live in the following states, you’ll need an official document from your doctor in order to purchase or use CBD. Medical conditions will vary among each state, so it’s always best to consult with your doctor to see what qualifies where you live. Some of these states will likely adapt to the federal law, but it takes time – so be patient and check with your state’s laws regularly for updates.
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Dakota
- West Virginia
Where is it illegal?
Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota have the strictest laws when it comes to buying CBD. These states have outlawed CBD in any form. If it has even a trace of THC, a hemp-derived product cannot be sold, used, or purchased here.
The fight for cannabis legalization is ongoing but slow-moving as some states figure out how to adapt to these new changes. The 2018 Farm Bill was a massive step in the movement, and it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the country follows suit at the state-level. If you are unsure about your own state’s laws regarding CBD, you should always do further research or contact your local dispensaries. You can read more about Verda Hemp’s policies regarding the use of our online store, or reach out to us with any questions!