As we all know, CBD is currently available in many parts of the states and at a time or other we all may have wondered whether CBD is legal in USA. CBD or Cannabidiol is a substance derived from hemp plant. The constant conflict on the legality of CBD is due to its origin. Hemp plant comes under the same family of marijuana plant and CBD is one of the many elements of Marijuana, which is a potential drug. CBD on the other case is not considered as a drug but as a medicine. The difference between CBD and Marijuana lies with the proportion of an element present in both called Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. It is the high content of THC that causes the ‘high’ effect in marijuana users.
Reviews on CBD claim that they can be potentially used as a cure for several diseases such as insomnia, cancer and chronic pains. CBD is also being used in a standard prescription drug called epidiolex. The government is considering CBD as an element for preparation of drug and it is illegal for the sale of the same around the country. As per the Agriculture Improvement Act it is legal for farmers to produce CBD from hemp plant containing a limited standard proportion of THC. It also suggests that production of CBD without license is a punishable offence.
As we all know many CBD products are currently available in market such as CBD oils, pills and other edibles claiming many health benefits, but the laws governing the same is still ambiguous. Even there is still not any proper evidence proving its medical benefits, the Federal law hasn’t blacklisted the same. Whatsoever the CBD derived from hemp is currently legal as per the federal law. But in many states the laws are still under construction
However, to know the exact laws governing CBD it mandatory to understand the updated local rules and regulation of each state, even it is legalized by the Federal act. Even though CBD containing a standard proportion of THC is legal, CBD with high concentration of THC or obtained from marijuana herb is not only illegal but also considered as same as marijuana, a potential schedule I drug.