Is CBD legal? Probably—but maybe not. It all depends on where you are.
CBD Legal Status, State-by-State
More specifically, the farm bill removed hemp and hemp derivatives from the definition of “marijuana” in the Controlled Substances Act. The new law also specifically tasked the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with regulating hemp-derived food and drug products. (More on that below.)
CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound derived from the cannabis plant. Cannabis has been federally illegal since 1937. As long as cannabis has been illegal, so has CBD—even though it has no intoxicating qualities.
Maine – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
What Is CBD Used For?
Louisiana – Legalized medical marijuana and CBD products that are approved by the FDA.
Mississippi – Allows use of CBD oil and products with less than 0.3% THC levels as determined by the FDA. Medical patients can use CBD of higher concentrations up to 0.5%