Thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill, hemp was declared legal in all fifty states.
While hemp-derived CBD is legal in all 50 states, ‘marijuana’-derived CBD is not federally legal.
Both hemp and marijuana are members of the cannabis family making them similar in many ways. The government classifies “marijuana” as any plant of the cannabis family that contains greater than 0.3% THC. They classify hemp as any plant of the cannabis family that contains less than 0.3% THC.
Hemp plants have a high amount of CBD and low amounts of THC rather than marijuana plants that have high levels of THC. That’s why most CBD products use CBD from hemp not marijuana.
The bottom line is, if your CBD product is derived from industrial grade hemp - it’s legal. CBD made from marijuana with high levels of THC, is only legal if you live in a state that legally allows sale of recreational marijuana.