Where is CBD legal?June 9, 2018
If you live in a state where medical cannabis is legal, and you have a prescription, you are golden. For everyone else in the US, the laws surrounding CBD are an incomplete and messy patchwork that leave citizens without crystal-clear answers or protections.
The graphic shows each state and where they stand on the subject. But the federal government still considers any derivative of the cannabis sativa plant as a Schedule 1 drug. which the US Drug Enforcement Administration states has “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse” (despite proof to the contrary).
According to the 2014 Farm Bill, a set of federal laws concerning US food and agriculture, that in part establishes guidelines for growing hemp in the US, legal “industrial hemp” refers to plants and products derived from cannabis plants with less than 0.3% THC, grown by a state-licensed farmer.
But the tides are beginning to turn. On Thursday (June 7) senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Gardner, from Massachusetts and Colorado, respectively, introduced legislation that would protect states’ rights to regulate marijuana laws without interference from the federal government. President Trump publicly stated he is likely to support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on Marijuana. The bill in question would allow states to go forward with legalization unencumbered by threats of federal prosecution.