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Is CBD illegal to possess

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is extracted from two different plants; the first plant is marijuana and the second plant is hemp. CBD can be in the form of an oil, a gel or a powder depending on how it is being used and processed. This oil, gel or powder has become a trendy product all over the United States. Many people use CBD in a gel and powder form for products that help with aches and pains such as arthritis. Others use CBD in an oil form for anxiety, insomnia, withdrawals from opioids, epilepsy seizures, chronic pains, and even cancer treatment.

Now that we know a little bit about CBD and how it is made and what it is used for the question arises, Is CBD illegal to possess in the United States?

This is a complicated question to answer. CBD is not illegal in the United States; all 50 states consider CBD to be legal, but because the marijuana plant and the hemp plant are both a part of the cannabis family, the government seems to get confused with the two different types of plants, and it could be considered illegal to possess CBD depending on the THC level and what state you are in and their marijuana laws. If the CBD was made out of the hemp plant, then it can be considered legal because hemp generally contains about 0.3% of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is not enough to feel any side effects from the THC. If the CBD was made from the marijuana plant, then it could be considered illegal depending on the state because marijuana typically contains 30% of THC and that is enough to feel the side effects from the THC.
The legality of having possession of CBD also depends on how it is being used. If it is being used for recreational use, then it is illegal in most of the states in the US, but if it is being used for medicinal purposes with a Dr. prescription, then it is considered legal in most states in the US.

The possession of CBD in all the sates except for a handful could quite possibly be considered illegal because the legal lines on possession of CBD seem to be very blurred. The only time the legality of having possession of CBD seems transparent is when you are in a state where marijuana is entirely legal to have as recreational use and for medicinal use. Even though some CBD is made from hemp which is not considered a Drug 1 offense like marijuana is, it can still contain amounts of THC that could be regarded as illegal and a Drug 1 offense.

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