IS CBD LEGAL?
The industrial hemp was legal in the United States for many years until Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act in 1937 that made Hemp illegal. Some of our early presidents of the United States grew hemp and this was well known a month people in the country at the time. Many cannabis industry attorneys say that Nearly 80 years later the 2014 Farm Bill that was passed took the position that states can regulate the production of hemp on their own. So this resulted in CBD, then last year, President Donald Trump signed a New Farm Bill that made it federally legal to grow hemp in most of the states in the country.
Now consumers everywhere, if they're compliant with their state, can grow hemp and use hemp products as a way to deal with pain and inflammation and among those will be CBD according to many experts in the field.
In other words, the latest bill has now removed hemp from the Drug Enforcement Administration list of banned substances. Hemp can now be grown freely under federal law and can’t be used against you in the court of law. But while Hemp and CBD is legal under federal law, it's up to
each state to set their own policy that you must adhere to.
These policies vary widely from state to state and should be researched prior to starting any hemp growing for CBD
selling. Marijuana and CBD are currently fully legal for both medicinal and recreational purposes in states lie Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Washington D.C. However, In 23 states, Marijuana and CBD are legal in some form mostly for medicinal purposes that also require a prescription. Another 14 states permit just CBD oil but you will need to find out what your state’s relationship with CBD. But both are still illegal in states like Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota. For more information, the organization Americans for Safe Access has a helpful guide to the specific laws in each state so that you can govern yourself accordingly per your states regulations.
With marijuana, we have got the federal government saying 'No' and a bunch of states saying yes and it makes a confused consumer base. But hemp is legal with the federal government and some say it’s a great gateway into legalizing marijuana for the country.
Can you travel with CBD?
That same 2018 Farm Bill means you can now travel between states with legal CBD products that contain no THC. Flying with CBD should pose no issues now but this isn’t recommended as many TSA agents don’t know all of the state laws and you may get in trouble if they find it. However, if you're traveling with a tincture please be mindful of TSA limits on how much liquid that you can carry on an airplane. You can also mail CBD products, just like companies that comply with the Bill can ship their hemp-derived CBD products anywhere in the U.S.
Will CBD show up on a drug test?
CBD should not but there are some products that claim CBD that still have traces of THC. So it’s very important to know what is in your body at all times. If you have used CBD products and they are 100% pure then you should not have to worry about it showing up on any of your drug tests. As long as you're buying third-party tested CBD with no added THC everything should be fine for your on any tests. But it’s important that athletes take a little more precaution because of how often they are required to take drug tests. Making drug tests more sensitive that could potentially test positive for trace amounts of THC if they've been using CBD products.