Where is CBD Legal?

UPDATED ON DECEMBER 20, 2018

Though the legislation for marijuana is changing constantly, CBD derived from hemp is legal in all 50 states. CBD derived from marijuana is illegal in many states. The reason is though both hemp and marijuana are both members of the cannabis family, marijuana has up to 30% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is what gets people high, and hemp has no more than .3% (or three-tenths of 1%), which can’t get anyone high. Because hemp has no psychoactive effects, it’s legal and can be used to make paper, concrete, car parts, soap, and many other things.

States that Allow Recreational and Medical use of Cannabis:

As of November 2018, 10 states allow both recreational and medical use:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Vermont
  • Washington

States that Require a Doctor’s Note for Cannabis:

According to Green Roads, there are 22 states where CBD is legal with a doctor’s recommendation:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • West Virginia

States that Allow CBD Oil with Restrictions on the Amount of THC:

15 states have limited-access laws:

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wyoming
  • Wisconsin

States Where Marijuana and Marijuana-Derived Products are Illegal:

  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota