CBD and marijuana products have been legalized in 8 states as of 2018 and can be used for medicinal and recreational purposes without prohibition. These states are Washington, Massachusetts, Maine, Colorado, Alaska, Nevada, Alaska, and California. So if you live in one of these states you can purchase CBD from an official dealer without a prescription.
States that have allowed CBD for medicinal use
A total of 46 states (including the 8 mentioned above) have allowed CBD products, but with emphasis on medicinal use – although you need a prescription in most of these states. Bear in mind that state laws also determine to some extent how the product can be purchased or used, and so things like the amount of THC found in cannabidiol are considered in some states. 17 states have already put in place very specific legislation for using CBD including the condition being treated and age restrictions.
The 17 states are:
Utah, Wisconsin, Virginia, Wyoming, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky,
Indiana, Iowa, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. The other 29 states have adjusted their laws to allow the medial use of CBD without specific legislation to direct usage. When buying CBD products in any state aside from the 8 that have legalized cannabis and hemp, you need a medical prescription from a board-certified medical doctor.
Keep an eye on THC concentration on your CBD oil or other product (THC occurs in trace amounts) because even though it won’t cause any psychoactive effect, levels higher than 0.8 percent may be prohibited. It’s true that many of these states are moving toward fully legalizing the cannabis plant, however, it is important to be aware of the current laws when using CBD.
Where CBD is illegal
We’ve mentioned 8 states where CBD is completely legal and can be used without a prescription, and now we’re going to look at 4 states that have outlawed all CBD and marijuana products: These are Kansas, Nebraska, Idaho, and South Carolina. But even as current laws stand, these states have allowed CBD products that are extracted from marijuana, but more legislation is needed to fully describe what’s allowed and what isn’t. You can still find businesses selling CBD and patients using it, but if you live in one of these four states be cautious about how you use your product.
The is a movement pushing for the legalization of CBD throughout the country, and it is likely that all types of cannabidiol, whether hemp-based or marijuana-derived, will be legal in all states within the next 5 years. What’s needed is more awareness about the benefits of CBD and more research to learn all the ways that CBD products can be used to improve our health.
The political landscape is always shifting and that determines how quickly these states adjust their laws in favor of CBD but the good news is much of the medical industry has already accepted cannabidiol as a legitimate medication for a range of ailments. So it’s only a matter of time before state laws and the federal government change their stance on CBD and on wider issues like the use of alternative medicine.