The FDA approval of the CBD drug, Epidiolex, has made it legal to buy and use it to treat childhood epilepsy. This law meant that all manufacturing and transportation of CBD products derived from hemp containing 0.3% THC or less were now legal at the federal level. However, the recreational and medical use of marijuana is still facing established stigma in many states. The legalization of industrial hemp and the medical and recreational use of cannabis at the state level is slowly being accepted.
When determining the legality of a CBD product, one of the main factors to consider is its origin. In most cases, the legality of CBD products depends largely on the process used to manufacture the product and its source. Generally, the manufacture and distribution of hemp-based CBD products is legal in 47 out of 50 states. The FDA suggests that any other CBD product, besides Epidiolex, that claims to be a panacea or promises 100% safety will risk facing legal problems.
Possession of CBD, no matter where it comes from, is still considered illegal in Idaho, Iowa and South Dakota. It's important to note that while CBD products derived from hemp plants are legal at the federal level, it's not always that simple at the state level. Therefore, it's important to research your state's laws before purchasing or using any CBD product.