The popularity of CBD has soared recently thanks to all the benefits people are discovering about it.
But if you’re a good, law abiding citizen (which I’m sure you are) then you may be wondering if it’s even legal. It does come from Cannabis right?
In this article we are going to answer whether it’s legal for you to buy CBD depending on where you live.
(Quick note: We’re not lawyers so this post does not constitute as legal advice. Just friendly consumer advice based on our own research!)
First of all you need to know that although CBD comes from the Cannabis plant it is not psychoactive and does not get you high.
CBD comes from hemp which is the low THC Sativa form of Cannabis and the THC gets processed out. So no high.
You can learn more about the basics of CBD in our CBD 101 class here.
Here’s the bottom line:
- United States CBD Law: In the United States CBD derived from hemp is legal in all 50 states as long as the THC content is minimal. (For most states this is <0.3%)
There are 33 states in the US where medical marijuana is now legal. These states have less restrictions on the amount of THC allowed in products.
Some US states have slightly different laws and allow different levels of THC. We’ve listed each state and the applicable laws below!
- United Kingdom CBD Law: In the United Kingdom according to the UK Gov site CBD is legal as long as the THC content is < 0.02%.
- Australia CBD Law: It appears from the Australian Gov website that CBD is legal as long as it contains < 0.005% THC.
- Canada CBD Law: It was a little bit tricky to find a clear answer for Canada. It seems that CBD is legal as long as the THC content is < 0.3%
We will update this page as soon as we learn more!