In Vermont it’s legal, although when CBD is added to maple syrup it’s illegal to label the product “Pure Maple Syrup.” Ahh, Vermont.
After holding a highly publicized hearing earlier this year, FDA officials have gone away to craft the regulations. A first draft is expected in early 2020.
Once a compound has been approved as a drug, the FDA typically does not allow it to be sold in over-the-counter mainstream markets. But it’s currently being used most often as a dietary supplement, like vitamins.
Some local health departments, for example, may choose to prohibit the sale of CBD in food and beverage products in commercial establishments.
If the FDA bans all non-prescription forms of CBD, it risks opening up a massive illegal market—which would result in a criminal trade in unlicensed, untested, and unregulated CBD. We’ve just experienced the real dangers of that with the illicit trade in THC vape cartridges, which led to the national outbreak of VAPI lung, also known as EVALI.
FDA rules are coming
More specifically, the farm bill removed hemp and hemp derivatives from the definition of “marijuana” in the Controlled Substances Act. The new law also specifically tasked the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with regulating hemp-derived food and drug products. (More on that below.)
Now that hemp is no longer a controlled substance, and CBD comes from hemp, all CBD must be legal, right? Not so fast.
Oregon – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
New Mexico – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
Illinois – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
Oklahoma – Excluded the word “marijuana ” when it comes to defining CBD products approved by the FDA. CBD oil and products are legal as well as long as it’s approved by the FDA and has less than 0.3% THC.
Can You Carry CBD on a Plane?
Mississippi – Allows use of CBD oil and products with less than 0.3% THC levels as determined by the FDA. Medical patients can use CBD of higher concentrations up to 0.5%
Iowa – CBD products are legal if they are in accordance with chapter 124E of the Iowa Code.
States that have legalized medical marijuana also accept the use of CBD products both for medical and recreational use. However there are some states that prohibit the use of marijuana but they approve the use of CBD under special conditions.
The Future of Legal CBD & Hemp
Let’s find out and discover if CBD is legal in all states or if some states have still not caught up with CBD and its benefits as a medicine and as a recreational product.
Currently there is numerous research about CBD’s anti oxidative properties and its ability to reduce the proliferation of tumors. We are sure that CBD will have more uses in the near future once the results of the research is confirmed.