IS CBD LEGAL? IN SHORT, YES
CBD from the hemp plant is legal on a federal level. Our Martha Stewart CBD wellness products are made with the purest, safest CBD isolate derived from 100% natural US hemp and we sell to all 50 states. Here’s what you need to know…
ABOUT THE PLANT
CBD (short for cannabidiol) and THC (short for tetrahydrocannabinol) are chemical compounds found in the cannabis sativa plant – a species that includes both cannabis and hemp plants. Hemp plants contain higher amounts of CBD and cannabis plants contain higher amounts of THC (the intoxicatingly psychoactive compound).
This is where it may get confusing. When CBD is derived from hemp, the psychoactive component is almost non-existent. CBD from hemp reacts with the body’s receptors without having an intoxicating effect.
CBD can also be derived from cannabis – and while the CBD molecule is the same regardless of its plant source, from a legal perspective, this type of CBD is treated differently.
In 2018, the Farm Bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. At the federal level, CBD derived from a hemp source containing less than 0.3% THC by dry weight is legal because hemp is not a controlled substance. However, if CBD is derived from cannabis, it is considered a Schedule 1 substance and is illegal.