Is CBD Legal To Buy?
Yes. CBD is legal to buy, but there are some stipulations.
CBD was made federally legal with the 2018 Farm Bill, which officially clarified the difference between marijuana and industrial hemp, and made the latter federally legal- officially, marijuana is a cannabis plant with over .3% THC, while industrial hemp is a cannabis plant with less than .3% THC. CBD itself can technically be produced from both marijuana and industrial hemp, but only CBD from industrial hemp is legal. CBD products made from marijuana are not federally legal to buy.
As long as the CBD you’re buying is in compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill, it is completely legal to buy & consume.
In which states is CBD legal to buy?
With the 2018 Farm Bill being signed into law, CBD is considered federally legal, and is therefore legal in all 50 states.
However, there are three states that have no medical or recreational marijuana allowed, so despite the federal legality of CBD, it might be less acceptable/more controversial in these states: Idaho, Nebraska, South Dakota.
That being said, our understanding of the subject is that it would be legal to have industrial hemp-derived CBD in those states thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill.
Is it legal to buy CBD online?
Again, as long as the CBD you’re purchasing complies with the 2018 Farm Bill, it is completely legal to purchase online & have it shipped to you.
Any form of federally-compliant CBD is legal to buy online and ship, even edibles.
Recently, the Transportation Safety Association (TSA) updated their list of items that can or cannot fly to add CBD to the list of substances approved for air travel. As long as the CBD product you’re flying with complies with the 2018 Farm Bill, TSA agents will not confiscate it. Period. You can read more about the recent change to policy on our blog post of the TSA CBD change.