Marijuana is currently illegal for both medical and recreational purposes in North Carolina, which reflects the current attitude toward cannabis for the southeastern states.
Does that Mean Medical Marijuana CBD Oil is Illegal in North Carolina too?
The Act allows a very restricted number of patients to join a study at the University of North Carolina to research the effects of CBD on patients with intractable forms of epilepsy. The CBD oil used in the medical marijuana program must contain a minimum CBD content of 10% and less than 0.3% THC.
Is Hemp CBD Oil Legal in North Carolina?
If your CBD oil comes from marijuana plants, it’s considered the same as weed; that’s because CBD oil from marijuana generally carries high concentrations of THC, which is the compound in marijuana that gets you high.
To meet federal legal criteria, CBD oil must contain no more than 0.3 percent THC. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Why is CBD sometimes illegal?
The federal legislation still highly regulates the production and sale of hemp and its cannabinoids, including CBD. The Farm Bill also provides that states may also regulate and even prohibit CBD cultivation and commerce. In addition, states may attempt to regulate CBD foods, beverages, dietary supplements, and cosmetic products, independently of the FDA finalizing its views on such products.
There are no requirements or laws governing the production or sales of hemp-derived CBD with less than 0.3% THC. CBD is not approved by the FDA as a food or beverage additive or as an over-the-counter remedy for any condition. Suppliers need to adhere to federal guidelines and not make any false claims. Additional labeling guidelines can be found below in the section on CBD labels.