While it’s true that CBD is legal in all 50 states, there are situations when it isn’t legal. The difference between legal and illegal typically depends whether the CBD is derived from hemp, or marijuana.
Now, marijuana and hemp are both members of the cannabis family, so they do share a lot of characteristics. There is, however, a crucial difference between the two - The amount of psychoactive Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that each plant produces.
While marijuana can contain 30% or more of THC, industrial hemp contains no more than 0.3% of THC. In other words, marijuana can cause a high, while CBD derived from hemp with less than 0.3% would NOT cause any high.
With the passing of the Farm Bill of 2018, CBD derived from industrialized hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC and is federally legal. The bill also removed CBD from the DEA’s schedule 1 class of drugs and paves the way for the FDA and individual states to regulate CBD. As of Q1 2019, there are a few states that still have gray areas with respect to CBD regulation and their legal status; check with your state and local government to learn more. [Read more about the Farm Bill of 2018].
Note: It is possible to purchase CBD products that have a mix of CBD and Marijuana, so it’s very important to understand what kind of products you purchase, and their intended uses.
ReThink CBD is derived from industrialized hemp and contains NO THC. ReThink products will NOT cause a high and are federally legal as per the Farm Bill of 2018.