Apr 12, 2019
Though CBD oil made from industrial hemp—that is, oil with 0.3 percent or less of the psychoactive compound THC—may be federally legal now, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to make or find throughout the country. In fact, all 50 states and Washington, D.C., have different laws on the books, and different paths to changing them. As a result, it’s perfectly reasonable to worry whether the tincture you bought at the health food store is actually contraband.
Unless a person lives in one of the ten states and D.C. where marijuana is broadly legal (medicinally and recreationally), there’s a chance local authorities will treat CBD like the demon weed of Reefer Madness, rather than a promising (albeit not FDA-approved) health supplement. But the patchwork nature of each state’s