What is CBD and is it legal

Cannabinoids have two components; THC and CBD.  THC has psychoactive  properties.  The law states that the minimal threshold of THC is 0.3%.  This minimal threshold is non-psychoactive and legally acceptable by the United States. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, may be derived from hemp or marijuana. CBD derived from marijuana is legal in 22 states, and has limited access in 15 states. CBD derived from hemp is legal in most states including Texas. CBD that is compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill is legal in all fifty states.  All CBD products we sell are Hemp derived, 2018 Farm Bill compliant and therefore legal in all 50 states.  

In 2014, the federal government passed a bill commonly known as "Farm Bill 2014." This bill made the growth of industrial hemp legal under two conditions. Industrial Hemp can be cultivated to conduct research and also may be grown or cultivated under the laws of the State in which such institution of higher education or State department of agriculture is located and such research occurs. On the state level, in April 2017, House Bill 3587 was passed by the Texas state legislature allowing Texas farmers to grow industrial hemp on Texas soil.  

In June of 2018, the U.S. Senate passed legislation legalizing hemp as an agricultural commodity. The Senate also voted to remove hemp and its derivatives from the federal list of controlled substances.  

 

In December of 2018 Congress overwhelmingly passed the 2018 Farm Bill. The 2018 Farm Bill  legalized Hemp, and Hemp derived products like CBD, in the United States. Hemp was taken off the list of controlled substances and will no longer be managed the Department of Justice but rather the Department of Agriculture as it is no longer considered an illegal drug.  The 2018 Farm Bill legally distanced Hemp and Hemp derived products like CBD from marijuana.  US farmers will now be able to grow Hemp without the previously required stipulations under Farm Bill 2014.

Information obtained from Green Roads September 2018