Is CBD Legal?

While CBD has become widely accepted throughout the nation for its many medicinal qualities, the legality surrounding CBD can be confusing for any consumer. Unfortunately, this isn’t a simple yes or no answer– the most important determining factors in regards to legality is where the CBD is derived from and your local state laws.

Hemp-Derived CBD vs. Marijuana-Derived CBD

The Agricultural Act of 2014 established national legislation that allows states to begin farming and cultivating industrial hemp. Hemp is a legal plant that inherently has very low levels of THC and isn’t scheduled or regulated by the DEA. Hemp-derived CBD is therefore legal among all 50 states.

Marijuana-derived CBD is a different story. Marijuana-derived CBD is only legal within states that specify legality among recreational marijuana, medicinal marijuana, and limited access laws. There are nine states where marijuana is completely legal for both medical and recreational use:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Vermont
  • Washington

If you reside in any of these nine states, you can legally have either hemp-derived or marijuana-derived CBD.

There are 22 states where medicinal marijuana is legal:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • West Virginia

If you reside in any of these 22 states, you can legally have hemp-derived CBD and marijuana-derived CBD with a doctor’s prescription.

There are 15 states that have limited-access laws that feature different restrictions of THC levels:

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennesse
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wyoming
  • Wisconsin

If you reside in any of these 15 states, you can legally have hemp-derived CBD. If you have marijuana-derived CBD, make sure the THC levels correspond with your state’s individual restrictions.

There are four states where both recreational and medicinal marijuana remains illegal:

  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota

If you reside in any of these four states, it is vital to ensure that your CBD products are hemp-derived.

Contact Us for More Information

Be Well Dexter is happy to answer any of your questions regarding CBD and our CBD products. If you have any additional questions regarding CBD, please contact us or call: 303-882-8920

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