Currently, there are still gray areas surrounding the legality of CBD, or cannabidiol. The answer to whether CBD oil is legal or not depends on a lot of factors. These include, but are not limited to the content of THC in the product, the source of CBD, how the product will be taken and so on. Take a look at the legal status of CBD oil in all 50 US states below:
Legal Status of CBD
Alabama: Conditional. Since 2014, CBD is legal for individuals with epilepsy and for clinical trials. At present, it is legal across the state when it is derived from the hemp plant according to the state Attorney General.
Alaska: Conditional. According to USPS, it cannot be shipped across state lines. CBD is widely available as a health supplement across the state.
Arizona: Legal. CBD products derived from hemp with TCH under .3% are legal across the state and available in health stores. A bill that was passed in June 2019 allows growing of industrial hemp within the state.
Arkansas: Conditional. In 2017, the state allowed the purchase of CBD throughout the state. All civil and criminal penalties for hemp-based CBD have been eliminated as of 2019.
California: Conditional. CBD derived from marijuana is subjected to marijuana laws. CBD derived from industrial hemp is not an approved food additive. Hence, it cannot be added to human or animal foods.
Colorado: Legal. CBD oil is legal with limited dispensaries offering “medical grade.”
Connecticut: Legal. As of July 1, 2018, CBD products that are derived from hemp are considered legal.
Delaware: Conditional. Under Rylie’s Law, passed in December 2015, registered residents of Delaware can buy CBD products for qualifying conditions and medical disorders from medical marijuana dispensaries within the state. Hemp-derived CBD is legal.
Florida: Conditional. If it’s derived from the marijuana plant, it is legal for patients in the medical marijuana program. If it’s derived from the hemp plant, the law is less clear and falls under federal guidelines.
Georgia: Conditional. Legal when derived from hemp plants. Legal when derived from marijuana plants for specific medical conditions, as long as the TCH content is under 0.3%.
Hawaii: Conditional. Legal when derived from hemp plants. Illegal when derived from marijuana, except for speci