Remember that CBD can come from two sources: it can come from marijuana, and it can come from hemp. Laws surrounding CBD vary on a state-by-state basis depending on its source. In the United States, they fall into four categories:
- Both marijuana- and hemp-derived CBD are legal.
- Marijuana-derived CBD is legal, but hemp-derived CBD is not.
- Hemp-derived CBD is legal, but marijuana-derived CBD is not.
- Neither marijuana- nor hemp-derived CBD are legal.
If you live in a state with state-licensed dispensaries, there’s more oversight and regulation of the products sold. Every state has their own quality control standards. I recommend checking out your state department of public health website for further information on the rules and regulations surrounding CBD.