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CBD Laws by State 2018 – Just the Facts

CBD Laws by State in USA till 2018

Is CBD Oil legal in My State?

Everyone wants to know if CBD is legal in their state. This handy fact sheet is meant to provide you with a quick reference you can check for where you live.

  • There are 6 states where CBD is completely illegal because all forms of cannabis are illegal in those states: Idaho, South Dakota, West Virginia, Nebraska, Kansas, and Indiana. For those of you who unfortunately live in these states, using CBD will be at your own risk. While this is not legal advice, law enforcement are not targeting people who use CBD for personal use. The only legal action that’s been taken against CBD so far has been with retailers who sell the products.
  • In all of the 28 states with medical marijuana laws in place, the use of CBD is also protected by those laws. If you live in one of these states, you can use CBD with confidence.

28 + 6 = 34 states. So what about the remaining 16 states? In those 16 state states, there are what’s known as “CBD only” laws.

  • CBD is legal under specific conditions (usually specific medical conditions like intractable epilepsy and with a prescription) in the remaining 16 states: Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
  • If you live in one of these 16 states, you should check for the most current law on CBD with your local government. ProCon.org offers a great place to start. Find your state and work from there.
  • The National Cannabis Industry Association also provides an excellent chart of the United States which is updated frequently.

What about Federal districts, inhabited territories, and Indian reservations?

Since cannabis laws vary so much by location, the best thing to do is check with your local goverment on the laws where you live.

  • Washington D.C.: cannabis is legal. CBD use is protected under the cannabis laws.
  • Puerto Rico and Guam have medical use only. You likely need a doctor’s approval to use CBD. For the U.S. Virgin Islands, check with your local government. For the American Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands, cannabis is illegal.
  • Cannabis use is legal on multiple Indian reservations. Check with the governing body of your specific reservation.

References

https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/cbd-oil-legal-depends-ask

http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=006473

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_U.S._jurisdiction

https://thecannabisindustry.org/state-marijuana-policies-map/

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  • On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law Senate Bill 52, which legalized CBD oil (having .3 or less THC content) for all. This comes after a turbulent set of months, which kicked off in November 2017 after the State Attorney General issued an opinion that under the applicable law (HEA 1148) CBD oil was only legal for those on the State’s registry.

  • Can you address the changes in WI where the DOJ is determined to ban hemp oil sales and has even halted our newly passed industrial hemp growing leaving farmers scrambling.

    • Hey Pati. The legal situation with CBD remains a challenge but I’m confident things are going to get better. This will take time, as all things of value do, but I do believe the law will change in our favor soon. I appreciate you taking the time to comment on this important topic.

  • For Georgia On May 7, 2018, Gov. Deal signed HB 65 into law, which adds PTSD and intractable pain to the list of approved conditions. I am trying to find out more about this, as my mental health provider told me to “drive to colorado” to buy cbd oil when I objected to him raising the dosage on the medicine I am currently taking for PTSD.

    • Hey Jennifer. Thanks for your inquiry. I know it can be frustrating when you have different kinds of information coming at you from both sides. I don’t think you need to drive to Colorado. While this isn’t legal advice, I think most CBD oil distributors online will ship CBD oil to you. You can also look into North Carolina, where there’s a strong CBD movement and that’s not too far from you. The best thing to do is check the laws where you live and proceed from there. You can always speak with a lawyer if you want the most accurate advice. Again, I don’t see why you would have any issues ordering CBD hemp oil and getting it shipped directly to your home. I am not a lawyer so I cannot provide legal advice but if you have more questions, I’ll do my best to help 🙂

  • Thanks for this awesome concise view at this often misunderstood issue. Hopefully there is a day soon where we won’t have to compare states and contradictory federal laws to understand the legality of such a great compound.

  • When the Federal District, and Capital of this Country~Washington DC, says Cannabis is LEGAL and CBD use is protected under cannabis laws, WHY is it Still ILLEGAL for everyone else EXCEPT for those who are making Cannabis Use ILLEGAL in the First Place?! Does that make ANY Sense At All?? Wake Up People!! If something is ok and Legal for the lawmakers of this country, WHY is it Illegal for the rest of us? It can’t be all Too bad if it is legal and safe for them to use. And if it’s legal and safe for them, that would mean it is safe for us, as well. So, what are they Really trying to hide and keep from us by making it Illegal??

  • Totally new to all of this and need help
    Only want oil without THC. Is this called the “hemp oil”? Getting the ones with and without thc confused.
    Need oil for terrible migraines , stomach issues, anxiety.
    Confused as to good brands , dosing , and extra information I would appreciate .. So tired of taking Rx meds that don’t always work . Help !!!!
    Can’t take the kind with THC in Alabama . Could get drug tested for work.

    • Hi Kim. Thanks for your question. I completely understand your confusion and need to find a THC free product. “Hemp oil” is a term which most commonly refers to hempseed oil, a nutritious food oil made from pressing seeds from a hemp plant. This oil does not contain CBD or THC. For your situation, I recommend you seek a CBD hemp oil made from either CBD isolate or a CBD hemp oil which has definitely had the THC removed from the final product. You can verify this by examining the lab results and making sure there is zero THC. A third option for you would be any CBD product which is only made from CBD isolate. CBD isolate is simply purified CBD without any THC. I hope that helps. Let me know please if you have any other questions.

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