Even though the cultivation and transportation of CBD products interstate are considered legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. Several states in the US still have the final say as to whether they would allow the sale of products derived from the cannabis plant.
In most of the US states, the merchandising of CBD oil is a legal business venture. However, in the states of Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota, trading CBD oil – and any other cannabis products for that matter – is considered illegal.
States that have legalized the sale of CBD oil generally stipulate a few conditions for its use. Below you will find detailed information regarding CBD legalization in different states.
States where cannabis is legal
Presently, only 10 states in the US have created laws that allow the consumption of cannabis for medical and recreational reasons. This means you can buy and sell cannabis in the following states with no restrictions:
States where cannabis is medically legal
These states, which are 23 in number, only allow the sale of cannabis-derived products, which include CBD oil, for strictly medical-related reasons. To buy CBD oil in these states, you would have to be a medical marijuana cardholder or get your prescription from a medical practitioner.These 23 states include:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
States where CBD oil is legalized
Having taken note of the states where cannabis products are legal in one form or the other, next we will cover the states where selling CBD is fully legal, based on the fulfillment of certain medical conditions. These 14 states include:
- Alabama: to have CBD oil you must be part of a state-sponsored clinical trial or suffering from severe medical ailments.
- Georgia: allows prescription of CBD oil to patients of severe medical conditions.
- Indiana: allows the buying and selling of CBD oil with no more than 0.3% THC content.
- Iowa: allows limited use of CBD oils by HIV/AIDS, cancer and ALS patients.
- Kansas: allows buying and purchasing of CBD oil with 0% THC.
- Kentucky: several laws allow the cultivation of hemp in the state.
- Mississippi: CBD oil is legal for use by epileptic patients under the supervision of a medical practitioner.
- North Carolina: CBD oil is only legal for use by intractable epilepsy patients and must be hemp-extracted.
- South Carolina: CBD oil legalized for sufferers of severe epileptic disorders, with little or no traces of THC.
- Tennessee: only hemp-extract CBD oil is allowed for patients suffering from intractable epilepsy.
- Texas: only for use by epileptics, with CBD concentrate of over 10% and 0.5% THC.
- Virginia: legal for the treatment of any medical condition diagnosed by a licensed medical practitioner
- Wisconsin: CBD oil can be used to treat any medical condition depending on your doctor’s advice.
- Wyoming: only patients who suffer from epilepsy are allowed to use hemp-extracted CBD oil, after confirmation from a Neurologist.
When selling CBD, you need to be aware of the various laws and regulations surrounding its sale and use in different states. If you do not know this, and unknowingly violate the law, you may suffer extreme consequences, including hefty fines and possible jail time. Make sure that as a CBD merchant you are aware of all of this so that you don’t accidently flout any of these laws or regulations.