CBD - The legality lowdownNavigating the world of CBD legality can feel a bit like a rollercoaster ride, with its ups, downs, and unexpected twists. But don’t worry, we’re here to make this journey as smooth as possible. So, buckle up, and let’s embark on this legal adventure together!



Is CBD legal on a federal level in the United States?

Yes, CBD is federally legal in the United States as long as it is derived from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC. However, if it contains more than 0.3% THC, it's considered marijuana, which is a Schedule 1 drug and is federally illegal.

Are there any restrictions on the sale of CBD products?

Yes, the FDA prohibits the sale of CBD in any unapproved health products, dietary supplements, or food. The only exception is for the drug Epidiolex, which has been approved by the FDA for treating certain types of epilepsy.

Does the legality of CBD vary from state to state?

Yes, while CBD derived from hemp is federally legal, some states have their own laws regarding the use and sale of CBD. It's always a good idea to check the specific laws in your state.

What about CBD in schools? Is it allowed?

The legality of CBD in schools can be a complex issue and often depends on state laws. Some states allow the use of CBD in schools for medical purposes, while others do not. Always check with your local school district or state education department for guidance.

Is CBD considered the same as marijuana under the law?

No, CBD is not considered the same as marijuana under federal law. While both can come from the cannabis plant, CBD is legal if it comes from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC. Marijuana, on the other hand, is federally illegal.

Can I travel with CBD?

Yes, you can travel within the U.S. with CBD products that are hemp-derived and contain less than 0.3% THC. However, international travel can be more complicated due to varying laws in different countries.

Can I sell CBD online?

Yes, you can sell CBD online, but there are regulations to follow. For example, you cannot make certain health claims about your products, and the CBD must be derived from hemp and contain less than 0.3% THC.

Is CBD legal in all U.S. territories?

The legality of CBD in U.S. territories may vary. It's best to check the specific laws of the territory in question.

Can I use CBD if I'm a professional athlete?

Yes, as of 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed CBD from its list of prohibited substances. However, athletes should be cautious as some CBD products may contain THC, which is still prohibited.

Can I give CBD to my pet?

While it's not technically illegal to give CBD to pets, it's not yet approved by the FDA for this use. It's always best to consult with a vet before giving CBD to your pet.