Are CBD Products Legal in My State?
After the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, industrial hemp is legal in all fifty states. That said, CBD's legality is still difficult for many to fully comprehend. We looked around for the CBD laws within every state to help everyone better understand the legal issues surrounding this amazing substance.
The Source of CBD is Key
CBD can be sourced from several different strains of the hemp plant. Not all of those strains are classified as "Industrial Hemp". In fact, only one strain of the hemp plant fits that distinction. All others fall into a marijuana classification. If the CBD is sourced from Marijuana Strains of the Hemp Plant, then it's illegal on the federal level, and illegal in most of the USA.
Vitality CBD Products
All of the CBD used in Vitality CBD, Inc. products can be traced back to federally legal Industrial Hemp plants and is therefore currently legal in all 50 states. That said, some states are more free with their laws than others. Check the infographic below to review the states within four classifications as to their "friendliness" to CBD products.
The "Friendliest" of States
These jurisdictions have explicit laws allowing retailers to sell industrial hemp-derived CBD products.
These jurisdictions include: Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
States in a "Grey" Area
These jurisdictions are without explicit prohibitions against the retail sale of industrial hemp-derived CBD products but that have exemptions in the law for the argument that hemp-derived CBD products are legal.
These jurisdictions include: Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington.
States to Be Concerned About
These jurisdictions have no explicit prohibitions against the sale of industrial hemp-derived CBD products. However, recent law enforcement actions or pronouncements raise the risk of the retail sale of industrial hemp-derived CBD products.
These jurisdictions include Alabama, Arizona, California, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Specific CBD Laws in Each State
For a list of states with detailed explanations of all the laws passed regarding CBD, check out this external source of information by clicking here.
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