Where is CBD legal?
March 2, 2022
Agriculture | Verda Hemp Brokers

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.

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington

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.

  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • 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!



    After seeing the multiple benefits that a wide variety of people have enjoyed from this plant, founders Vince Williamson and Derek Shields were moved to learn more about how they could get involved. With professional experience in contracting, Vince used his resources to obtain the proper permits in the community to find local farmers, farm land, and begin the process. Derek has been growing hemp and working with CBD since 2012. While working with different strains, he found that each one, with its ratio of cannabinoids and terpenes, has it’s own unique healing properties. This is why Verda cultivates a variety of strains to benefit a wide range of symptoms. After suffering from a shoulder injury resulting in a replacement surgery, Vince made the decision to do without prescription pain medication and found that CBD was a successful replacement. He experienced a pain-free healing process during a time that was understood to be a relatively difficult recovery. Post-recovery, Vince’s continued testimony includes pain relief in several pain areas due to previous sports injuries. Both Vince and Derek are inspired to share the healing benefits, profitability, and culture of CBD/Hemp oil through Verda.

    Our Mission & Vision

    Ultimately, we want to help! Our mission began by educating farmers to grow a profitable and organic CBD crop. We want to empower farmers to grow this crop while bringing prosperity and income back to the agricultural communities in America and directly to the individual farmer. As we are facilitating farmers on how to make money growing the nation’s newest, most lucrative cash crop- we are focused on communication, understanding, and providing products to CBD users. Our vision is to allow farmers to produce CBD while educating the community and the country on the benefits of CBD in the production, the sale, and the usage.

    Defining Hemp

    Hemp is a natural compound that is compatible with the endocannabinoid system in the human brain. Hemp can provide medicinal benefits without the reverse side effects we experience through prescription drugs. Acting as a natural healer, hemp may be used to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, act as a sleep and relaxation aid, and provide relief as an anti-inflammatory.