“Is CBD legal?” “Can I buy or possess CBD?“
Yes, CBD is legal in the United States. With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, was legalized in all 50 U.S. states for both cultivation and consumption.
Cannabidiol is a common compound in the hemp plant, which is a close cousin to marijuana. While both the hemp plant and marijuana plant both contain the compound CBD, the hemp plant contains very low concentrations of THC, which is the intoxicating substance that causes marijuana’s “high.” The difference between legal CBD products and marijuana is that CBD must contain less than 0.3% THC. Because there are such small traces of THC, CBD does not produce an intoxicating effect or high.
CBD is legal when it meets the following criteria:
- Contains less than 0.3% THC
- Grown by licensed farmer
- In some states, it must be sold by a licensed retailer (Bluestem Prairie Farm is a licensed farm, as well as retailer. Our products are available on our website under CBD Products and at our greenhouse, located at 2518 Tunnel Mill Road, Webster City, Iowa. Other licensed retailers can carry our products, as well. Gilbert Flooring and Paint in Webster City, Iowa, and Campbells Nutrition in Des Moines, Iowa, are both licensed Bluestem Prairie Farm CBD retailers)
When you’re researching CBD products, you can easily confirm their legality by asking for or viewing their certificate of analysis (COA). This document contains testing information for a product and lists levels of cannabinoids, solvents, microbial bacteria, heavy metals, and pesticides, which allows you to confirm that the product contains less than 0.3% THC and falls within the legal limit, but also to confirm that a product is pure and is free of contaminants.
CBD is also safe to travel with domestically. The TSA permits legal CBD products to pass through security checks.