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2020 CBD Laws In The United States

by Summer Kucky on August 14, 2020
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Similar to how the laws of recreational or medical marijuana vary from state to state, there are also specific rules and regulations regarding the use of Hemp and CBD that differ from one state to another. Some of which are not federally regulated at all.

Today, eleven states have legalized the use and possession of recreational marijuana for adults, and over half of the United States has approved comprehensive, publicly available medical marijuana/cannabis programs. 

 

What is CBD? 

Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD is a natural compound that is found in the cannabis plant. CBD can be extracted from either Hemp or Marijuana, but because Hemp contains virtually no THC, it is used as a main source for Cannabidiol. 

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, which means that it will not produce a “high” on its own, making CBD products the perfect solution for those who may be suffering from medical conditions, or health issues such as, Depression, Pain, Anxiety, and more. Many people use CBD for pain and management, but it is always recommended to seek medical advice from your primary care doctor for further use and instruction.  

 

CBD legislation in the United States

One of the most liberating moments for CBD and Marijuana came in 2014 with the passing of the Farm Bill. 

 

2014: Congress passes the Farm Bill

Section 7606 of the bill defines industrial hemp as Cannabis Sativa containing 0.3% of THC or less. This allows state agriculture departments to cultivate hemp for the purposes of agricultural or academic research. This also opens up the opportunity for farmers to get certified by their state agriculture department to grow hemp. Importantly, the bill extended the jurisdiction of hemp production from the DEA alone to also include the USDA and FDA—opening the door for future regulation.

 

2018: Hemp-sourced CBD Is Federally Legalized

In December of 2018, Congress passed The Hemp Farming Act in  The Act was included in the 2018 Farm Bill, which is officially known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.
This bill removes hemp from the controlled substances list, and as a result, also removes it from the oversight of the DEA. Any industrial hemp product is now legal on a federal level nationwide, including CBD. However, the bill also gives individual states the ability to oversee hemp production and therefore restrict them if they see fit. 
It is worth remembering that the laws in your state can also vary, depending on your intended use for the CBD and where it was sourced from. Below we have listed the laws regarding CBD in each of the fifty states. We recommend that you know your state’s CBD Laws and regulations before purchasing. 

 

Is CBD Legal In My State? 

 

State 

Legal Status 

Medicinal 

Decriminalized 

State Laws


Alabama 

Fully Illegal

No

No

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Alaska

Fully Legal

Yes

Yes

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Arizona

Mixed

Yes

No

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Arkansas

Mixed

Yes

No

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California

Fully Legal

Yes

Yes

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Colorado

Fully Legal

Yes

Yes

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Connecticut

Mixed

Yes

Yes

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Delaware

Mixed

Yes

Yes

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District of Columbia

Fully Legal

Yes

Yes

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Florida

Mixed

Yes

No

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Georgia

Mixed

CBD Oil Only

No

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Hawaii

Mixed

Yes

Yes

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Idaho

Fully Illegal

No

No

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Illinois

Fully Legal

Yes

Yes

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Indiana

Mixed

CBD Oil Only

No

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Iowa

Mixed

CBD Oil Only

No

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Kansas

Fully Illegal

No

No

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Kentucky

Mixed

CBD Oil Only

No

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Louisiana

Mixed

Yes

No

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Maine

Fully Legal

Yes

Yes

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Maryland

Mixed

Yes

Yes

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Massachusetts

Fully Legal

Yes

Yes

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Michigan

Fully Legal

Yes

Yes

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Minnesota

Mixed

Yes

Yes

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Mississippi

Fully Illegal

No

Yes

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Missouri

Mixed

Yes

Yes

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Montana

Mixed

Yes

No

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Nebraska

Fully Illegal

No

Yes

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Nevada

Fully Legal

Yes

Yes

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New Hampshire

Mixed

Yes

Yes

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New Jersey

Mixed

Yes

No

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New Mexico

Mixed

Yes

Yes

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New York

Mixed

Yes

Yes

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North Carolina

Fully Illegal

No

Yes

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North Dakota

Mixed

Yes

Yes

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Ohio

Mixed

Yes

Yes

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Oklahoma

Mixed

Yes

No

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Oregon

Fully Legal

Yes

Yes

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Pennsylvania

Mixed

Yes

No

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Rhode Island

Mixed

Yes

Yes

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South Carolina

Fully Illegal

No

No

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South Dakota

Fully Illegal

No

No

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Tennessee

Fully Illegal

No

No

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Texas

Mixed

CBD Oil Only

No

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Utah

Mixed

Yes

No

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Vermont

Fully Legal

Yes

Yes

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Virginia

Mixed

CBD Oil Only

Yes

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Washington

Fully Legal

Yes

Yes

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West Virginia

Mixed

Yes

No

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Wisconsin

Fully Illegal

No

No

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Wyoming

Fully Illegal

No

No

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If you are unsure about the CBD Legality in your state as it pertains to domestic shipping, please visit our DELIVERY & RETURNS policy page regarding any information on international shipping. 

*This article is for informational purposes only. Consult your state’s Criminal Code or Agriculture Department for the most up-to-date information on the regulation of CBD in your state.*

2020 CBD Laws by State. (2020, January 15). Retrieved August 14, 2020, from https://www.cbdoil.org/cbd-laws-by-state/

Baldwin, J. (2020, May 07). Is CBD Legal in All States? Legal Status of Hemp in 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020, from https://www.weednews.co/cbd-legal-status/

Hudak, J. (2018, December 13). The Farm Bill, hemp legalization and the status of CBD: An explainer. Retrieved August 14, 2020, from https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2018/12/14/the-farm-bill-hemp-and-cbd-explainer/

Map of Marijuana Legality by State. (2020, July 17). Retrieved August 14, 2020, from https://disa.com/map-of-marijuana-legality-by-state 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, ailment, injury, or condition. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Consult with a physician before use if you have a medical condition or use prescription medications. A doctor's advice should be sought before using this product and/or any supplemental dietary product. This product should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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