Even though CBD was legalized federally with the Farm act of 2018, not all US states allow legal cannabidiol CBD. In 17 states the law allows its use in the form of extracts such as oil that has very low or minimal tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. It must be legal on both federal and state level to be fully legal in your state. It is illegal in states like Idaho, South Dakota and Nebraska; while states like New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut are in the process of legalizing its adult recreational use. Listed below are 6 hemp CBD state laws.
Alabama’s “Carly’s Law” allows affirmative defense against prosecution of individuals possessing CBD for treatment of debilitating epileptic condition. Also, “Leni’s Law” provides affirmative defense against prosecution of individuals for the possession of CBD oil for debilitating conditions that produce seizures.
The state of Georgia allows the use of cannabis oil that contains less than 5% THC, but it does not stipulate how the low THC oil is made available, that is shipped or purchased. The Georgia Department of Public Health issues Low THC Oil Registry Cards for patients who are suffering from one of the 16 health conditions recognized by them. They are the following: ALS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, mitochondrial disease, Crohn’s disease, sickle cell disease, seizures, autism spectrum disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, AIDS, epidermolysis bullosa, peripheral neuropathy, PTSD, hospice program and intractable pain.
Indiana permits the use of cannabidiol that has a minimum of 5% CBD and less than 0.3% of THC in the treatment of drug resistant epilepsy. The state allows the retail and distribution of low THC hemp extract that does not contain other controlled substances.
In the state of Iowa a person may recommend, use, possess, dispense, transport, deliver or administer cannabidiol CBD if it is in accordance with new chapter 124E of the Iowa code. Also, for its purchase registration cards are required, issued by the office of medical cannabidiol.
In Kansas, the use of CBD that contains no more than 5% THC for debilitating medical conditions is allowed by the law. Also, the patient must be under the treatment of a licensed physician.
In Kentucky, cannabidiol can be used with the written order from a licensed physician practicing in a hospital or clinic affiliated to a Kentucky public university having a school or college of medicine.
North Carolina allows universities to conduct clinical trials with CBD oil containing less than 0.3% THC and a minimum of 10% CBD for treatment of intractable epilepsy. CBD oil NC state law permits patients to possess and use cannabidiol, but it is illegal to produce or cultivate hemp extract.
So, before buying CBD products such as oils, it is important to familiarize yourself with state laws for CBD to avoid any legal trouble.