Cannabidiol (CBD) is a component found in cannabis and makes up more than 40% of its extracts. The sale of marijuana is a topic that has even been legalized in different parts of the United States as in California. Now, has the CBD been legalized? Here we explain it to you:
It’s Legal on Certain Cases
The CDB as a component is legal in all US states, but the difference is how it’s used. Usually the CBD its application is exclusively for medical reasons. But in the use of marijuana or hemp, it’s totally prohibited.
Many people probably thinks it’s the same, but no. Everything will be revealed with an analysis that detects the amount of psychoactive Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that each one has. Because in the CBD it doesn’t have much, only as 0.3%, while in marijuana it has more than 30%.
Any product or medicine that has hemp will not really have problems with the law, because it’s something that has no psychoactive effects. It’s something totally legal and normal that you can do whatever you want. But marijuana is a different and deeper issue that really should be treated because it’s already a social issue in the US.
States That Allow the CBD for Recreational Use
Some US states allow recreational use of the CBD such as Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
While there are more than 40 states that even prohibit it as something recreational but if they approve it as any kind of medicinal use.
Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota are the four states that do not allow CBD, not even as medicinal use or as recreational use. But it’s expected that within less than 5 years the CBD will be legalized throughout the country.
Even a campaign is being supported in favor of the legalization of the CBD in all states, since in some states it isn’t allowed as a medication, but also promoting education and awareness about the consequences that this kind of things could bring.