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In the States, it is legal for individuals and companies to sell CBD oil, so long as it has been imported from outside of the country. Many companies around the U.S. are using the term “hemp-derived CBD oil” when selling their products since this extract is claimed to be legal in all 50 states. In spite of that, other sources say how CBD oil is only legal in 16 states, so far. All cannabis extracts are considered Schedule I substances. This clarifying rule has since been challenged in a court of law. Possession seems to be riskier than selling, with CBD products remaining on the shelves around the country.

The states in which CBD-rich marijuana oil is legal as of April 2017 are as follows:

  1. Alabama
  2. Georgia
  3. Indiana
  4. Iowa
  5. Kentucky
  6. Mississippi
  7. Missouri
  8. North Carolina
  9. Oklahoma
  10. South Carolina
  11. Tennessee
  12. Texas
  13. Utah
  14. Virginia
  15. Wisconsin
  16. Wyoming

Florida, Idaho,and New York are also said to be in the process of broadening their medical marijuana horizons. Still, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is somewhat dubious about certain companies claiming that the ingredients in their products are derived from the marijuana plant’s sterilized seeds and mature stalks, rather than the actual plant. However, if CBD is not included in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Drug Schedule, surely it should be legal, right? Technically, yes. On the other hand, anything derived from the plant, be it the seeds, stalks, leaves or flowers, is deemed to be “marihuana”. “Natural cannabinoids in hemp products are exempt from DEA enforcement” is what CBD oil advocates are saying. The truth is this legality is only relevant for natural THC.

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