Is CBD Legal?
As CBD is derived from the cannabis plant many consumers are unsure of its legal status. Although CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant, the particular plants that are cultivated for CBD extraction are classified as hemp plants.
World leading genetics from Oregon have focussed on breeding hemp cannabis plants with high yields of CBD and other non-intoxicating cannabinoids. As the CBD levels have risen the level of THC has lowered resulting in vibrant plants that do not make the consumer intoxicated.
US hemp cannabis plants contain very low levels of THC, under 0.3%, and very high levels of CBD, up to 25%.
Since 2018, as long as CBD is harvested from hemp cannabis plants it is federally legal across the whole of the USA. CBD is not intoxicating unlike THC. CBD has been recognised as presenting no risks to public health, is non-toxic, non-addictive and there is no evidence of the recreational use of CBD or CBD overdosing.