You will see a lot of CBD sellers say that the compound is now legal in all 50 states. This isn’t strictly true. The Farm Bill of 2018 legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp, but it did nothing to alter CBD’s status as a controlled substance when derived from marijuana. However, CBD taken from industrial hemp was delisted as a controlled substance thanks to the Farm Bill, as long as any CBD product contains 0.3% THC or less.
There is still the small matter of FDA regulations to consider as well. Did you know that hemp CBD is legal for sale as a cosmetics product but cannot be sold as an ingredient in animal food, dietary supplements, or food? This is because of its status as an active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug.
It is also incorrect to conclusively state that CBD is legal for sale in all 50 states because each one has its own unique laws. In Idaho, for example, CBD products are legal if they contain zero percent THC. You could have problems if you live in Nebraska or South Dakota.
The University of Nebraska and Nebraska Medicine are allowed to possess CBD, but if you are not part of the cannabidiol pilot study, you could be arrested for possession of an illegal controlled substance. A Vape store in Washington County was raided in 2019 as law enforcement claimed the CBD it was selling is a controlled substance!
Things are arguably even worse in South Dakota. Governor Kristi Noem says it should remain illegal despite federal law, and the state Attorney General, Jason Ravnsborg, made a statement in March 2019 which said CBD oil and industrial hemp are still illegal in the state of South Dakota.
It’s important to understand that there is currently no scientific research proving that CBD oil, in any form, can cure diseases. However, there are numerous case studies and testimonials from patients who have claimed that it has helped them with the following conditions:
We would like to say ‘no’ as a definitive answer, but that depends on the quality of the brand. Companies such as Pure Kana, Green Roads, Premium Jane, and Provacan have developed a stellar reputation for quality. They guarantee minimal THC in their products, which means you will not get high from the CBD oil.
As long as a CBD seller adheres to the law, the 0.3% or less THC in any oil should not be enough to provide even a mild feeling of intoxication, unless you use an enormous amount. However, even trace amounts of THC metabolites can show up on a drug test so don’t assume that you will pass a screening just because you consume CBD only.
There is research which suggests that consuming 6mg of THC a day means you have a 25% chance of failing a drug test. This equates to 2,000mg of CBD oil with a THC level of 0.3%. Most people don’t need more than 50-100mg per day, although patients with epilepsy often require a greater daily dosage.