Is CBD even Legal?

We get this question everywhere we go. The short answer is if the CBD is derived from Hemp it is legal. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill Hemp derived CBD is legal if it adheres to three regulations:

  • The hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC
  • The hemp must adhere to the shared state and federal regulations
  • The hemp must be grown by a grower licensed with their respective department of agriculture

If CBD is obtained through sources that follow these regulations it is legal to sell, transport, and have in your possession CBD products. In most cases, you can find a reputable supplier online, just make sure they have a certificate of analysis (COA), the products contain less than 0.3% THC, they don’t make dishonest claims, and they have some information about the source of their products.

Why is there confusion about the legality of CBD right now?

CBD unfortunately is mistaken for THC. Although both are derived from the Cannabis plant THC is found in high concentration in Marijuana, while CBD is found in Hemp. Marijuana and Hemp are both from the Cannabis genus, but Marijuana is federally illegal because the plant can contain up to 30% THC, the psychoactive element in Marijuana. In some states, such as California and Colorado, you can purchase marijuana legally, and at Medical Marijuana Dispensaries a consumer can purchase products containing CBD derived from Marijuana. However, products containing any variants of THC/CBD derived from Marijuana are illegal in most states. The most important factor comes down to the source of CBD. If it is derived from Hemp it is legal in all 50 states. If CBD is derived from Marijuana and it is not federally legal, a consumer should check their states laws regarding the possession and also have proper credentials to purchase the product.

At Dorsi Health we only sell hemp derived CBD for consumption. We ensure 100% compliance from seed to sale. All of our products are derived from industrial hemp growers registered with their department of agriculture in Kentucky and Colorado. We then use a CO2 extraction process to ensure the cleanest, safest, and most effective process to extract high quality cannabinoids and terpenes for great products.