Yo, what’s good? This is Dan coming at you with the lowdown on CBD gummies and whether they’re legal in all 50 states. The answer is mostly yes, but there are some things you gotta keep in mind depending on the state you’re in and the kind of gummies you’re looking for.
So, first off, let’s talk about the Farm Bill of 2018. It legalized the growth of industrial hemp as long as it has less than 0.3% THC (that’s the stuff that gets you high). But, here’s the thing – it doesn’t explicitly legalize CBD. But don’t worry, because you can still find hemp-derived CBD gummies all over the place both online and in stores in every single state.
The only time CBD gummies would be illegal is if you bought marijuana-derived gummies (meaning they have THC levels above 0.3%) from a dispensary in a state where weed is legal for recreational use and tried to take them across state lines into a state where it’s still illegal.
To sum up: hemp-derived CBD gummies are totally legal and easy to find everywhere, while marijuana-derived gummies are only legal in states where weed is legal and can’t be transported across state lines into a non-legalized state.
Now, let’s talk about some specific states. In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott signed a law in June 2019 that said it’s all good to use and possess legal CBD products as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC. So you can grab any hemp or hemp-derived product, including CBD gummies.
In Pennsylvania, they follow the regulations outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill, which means that all CBD-infused products like food, capsules, vaping devices, and gummies are totally legal to buy.
Florida lawmakers passed SB 1020 in July 2019 which made hemp with less than 0.3% THC completely legal. They also legalized hemp extracts and said that cannabinoids from hemp aren’t controlled substances. So yeah, grab those CBD gummies in Florida like they’re candy!
In Arizona, they follow the new federal guidelines which means that CBD products like gummies are totally legal to buy online or in stores that sell health supplements.
Now, on to Ohio. Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 57 in July 2019 which legalized possession, sale, and purchase of hemp and hemp-derived products. As long as your CBD gummies have less than 0.3% THC, you’re good to go.
In South Carolina, you can easily find CBD gummies – but interestingly enough the state’s agriculture department has banned it as an added ingredient in human and animal food products. But honestly, no one seems to be enforcing this rule so don’t sweat it too much.
In New York State, CBD is technically illegal when added to food or drink according to a July 2019 letter by the Department of Agriculture and Markets. But let’s be real here – hemp-derived CBD gummies are everywhere in New York and super easy to buy online or in stores.
Last but not least, Virginia allows hemp processors to bring their hemp-derived CBD products to market and produce CBD as an approved food ingredient or dietary supplement. They just have to meet specific criteria and can’t label or market foods as a treatment for medical conditions. So yeah, grab those gummies if you’re in Virginia!
To sum up – if your CBD gummies are made from hemp with less than 0.3% THC then they’re totally legal and available in every state. Marijuana-derived gummies are only legal in states where weed is legal for recreational use and can’t be taken across state lines into non-legalized states.