Marijuana and Hemp are classifications used to broadly define the cannabis plant. Both of them are used to differentiate the different Cannabis strains and species of cannabis plans although scientifically “hemp” and “marijuana” are neither strains nor species of the cannabis plant.
New Mexico – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
South Carolina – CBD products are legal in South Carolina as long as it’s below 0.3% THC. Additionally, CBD for medical use is legal as long as it’s below 0.9% THC levels.
Maryland – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
Frequently Asked Questions
Because CBD is derived from cannabis sativa, a lot of people associate it with the hemp plant marijuana. Technically speaking the industrial hemp we use and marijunana are from the same genus of cannabis plants.
CBD on the other hand has no psychoactive effects which makes it safe to use and it’s one of the reasons why it’s approved by the FDA and being used to treat patients.
Tennessee – CBD is legal if it’s below 0.3% THC. However, CBD for medical use is legal as long as it’s below 0.9% THC levels.
The Future of Legal CBD & Hemp
It depends on the success of the current CBD products right now. Additionally, if more research about CBD and its properties turns out positive, we might see new CBD products on the market.
Washington – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
“This is the best day of my life,” he told WTHR, which has been reporting on Ndiaye’s case and the confusion surrounding CBD laws in Indiana.
The 2014 Farm Bill is often cited as evidence that CBD derived from industrial hemp is now legal. But the legislation legalized only a very narrow set of hemp cultivation activities: It is legal to grow hemp under a state pilot program or for academic research. It is also legal to cultivate under state law “in which such institution of higher education or state department of agriculture is located and such research occurs.”
There are certainly CBD producers who source their hemp from cultivators that operate under the Farm Bill. But given how widespread these products are, it’s unlikely that all of them were sourced from research hemp. And state laws on CBD and hemp vary widely. Colorado, which legalized adult-use marijuana in 2012, has a robust industrial hemp program and is home to the first U.S.-bred certified hemp seed. But in Massachusetts, where you can now grow marijuana at home, it’s still a crime to grow hemp without a state license, reported The Boston Globe.