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The following is a detailed roundup of state-by-state CBD laws collected to the best of our ability. Please do not accept this analysis to be undeniable fact. Follow up with your own research as cannabis laws are constantly changing. Also note: when we refer to “CBD” in this article, we are referring to hemp-derived cannabidiol products that contains less than 0.3% THC, unless stated otherwise. The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp-sourced CBD legal nationwide, but some states may have contradictory rules and regulations of their own. Click here to learn about your rights when flying with CBD.

  • * last updated: 11/15/19

ALABAMA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use:  ILLEGAL

If you have a serious medical condition (seizures, most likely) and you obtain your CBD from a licensed professional, you should be in the clear.

ALASKA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: LEGAL

As long as it’s not consumed in any public place or on federal land, enjoy your CBD in Alaska. 

ARIZONA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL 

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Effective as of August 2019 medical marijuana was legalized. You may need a prescription, but some pressure is lifted on CBD usage. 

ARKANSAS

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

You’re able to purchase CBD over the counter or online hassle free! You may also obtain marijuana-sourced CBD with a prescription. 

CALIFORNIA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: LEGAL

Head to your local California dispensary for a wide variety of CBD products sourced from both hemp and marijuana. Hemp-CBD products can also be purchased online.

COLORADO

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: LEGAL

One of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana back in 2012. Enjoy your CBD in Colorado worry free.

CONNECTICUT

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Anyone should have no trouble attaining CBD products in Connecticut, though medical marijuana patients may find access to marijuana-sourced CBD as well. 

DELAWARE

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

An increasingly cannabis-friendly state, Delaware’s CBD market is thriving.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL 

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: LEGAL

After (or before) your tour of the White House, enjoy some CBD sourced from either hemp or marijuana—the choice is yours!

FLORIDA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

While there’s still some gray area, CBD products are available for purchase in Florida, and if you have a qualifying medical condition you may get a prescription with up to 0.8% THC.

GEORGIA

CBD from hemp for recreational use: UNDETERMINED

CBD from hemp for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Cannabis laws in Georgia remain very strict. CBD may be obtained for medical reasons only with a Low THC Oil Registry Card. 

HAWAII

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

As one of the first states to enact pro-hemp laws back in the early 1990s, CBD oil is legal for purchase in Hawaii. 

IDAHO

CBD from hemp for recreational use: ILLEGAL

CBD from hemp for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: ILLEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

If CBD contains absolutely 0% THC, it might be legal in Idaho, but really isn’t worth the risk.

ILLINOIS

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

The birthplace of CBD as we know it! First discovered here at the University of Illinois in 1940. Thusly, you may encounter a wide variety of legal CBD oil throughout the state. 

INDIANA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: ILLEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

You may legally consume CBD in Indiana, but make sure you’re buying from a reliable source as you’ll encounter hefty penalties if it contains more than 0.3% THC. 

IOWA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Laws remain a bit unclear regarding CBD usage in Iowa, so do your research as things are changing everyday.

KANSAS

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: ILLEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Officially, CBD with 0% THC is legal in Kansas, but of course that’s hard to find. Play it safe and research the product well ahead of purchasing without a prescription. 

KENTUCKY

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

While there remain strict regulations even for medical marijuana patients, hemp-sourced CBD is alive and well in Kentucky.

 

LOUISIANA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

While anti-cannabis vibes circulate the legislature, stock up for mardi gras as most CBD products are legal in Louisiana without restriction. 

MAINE

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: LEGAL

Regardless of intended use, or source, most all CBD products are legal in Maine. 

MARYLAND

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Slow to implement regulations in the ongoing fight to legalize cannabis, CBD is now legal and easily available in Maryland. 

MASSACHUSETTS

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: LEGAL

The first state to require a prescription for hemp sales in 1911, Massachusetts was also one of the first to legalize cannabis more than a century later in 2012. Enjoy! 

MICHIGAN

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: LEGAL

After legalizing recreational marijuana in late 2018, CBD of both kinds is surely legal for consumption in Michigan. 

MINNESOTA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

While the laws circulating CBD sales in Minnesota are still formulating, best to make sure it is hemp-sourced before purchase. 

MISSISSIPPI

CBD from hemp for recreational use: ILLEGAL

CBD from hemp for medical use only: LEGAL 

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: DECRIMINALIZED

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Proceed with caution, as despite federal law, legal CBD usage in Mississippi is reserved only for those suffering from epilepsy. 

MISSOURI

CBD from hemp for recreational use: ILLEGAL

CBD from hemp for medical use only: LEGAL 

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: DECRIMINALIZED

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

While CBD is openly available in some of Missouri’s retail stores, you’ll need to wait for some laws to be written before legally buying it without a medical prescription.  

MONTANA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

A controversial history regarding medical marijuana has kept many restrictions in place, but honoring the federal law CBD is now legal in Montana. 

NEBRASKA

CBD from hemp: UNDETERMINED

CBD from hemp for medical use only: LEGAL (Epidiolex only)

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: DECRIMINALIZED

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Being one of the most conservative states in the nation, Nebraska still classifies CBD as marijuana and thus, it is basically illegal. Proceed with extreme caution. 

NEVADA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: LEGAL

Gambling, prostitution, and now marijuana is fully legal in the state of Nevada! So enjoy your CBD products of all kinds, as long as it’s not in public. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

As many laws are still being written, at this writing, you should safely be able to enjoy CBD in the state of New Hampshire. 

NEW JERSEY

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

As of August 2019 New Jersey passed a law expanding it’s restrictions on hemp, making it legal for hemp-CBD to be infused with cosmetics, food, and more!

NEW MEXICO

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: DECRIMINALIZED

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Hemp cultivation is on the rise in New Mexico as residents can now legally enjoy CBD. 

NEW YORK

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL 

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

What some may call a “Wild West climate” of CBD flooding the shelves in New York, CBD oil is legal, but not in food or beverage products.

NORTH CAROLINA

CBD from hemp: UNDETERMINED

CBD from hemp for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL (decriminalized)

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

If it contains less than 0.9% THC, CBD is legal in North Carolina – if you have epilepsy. 

NORTH DAKOTA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: DECRIMINALIZED

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

North Dakota has yet to counter the Farm Bill but unless you need CBD for medical purposes, proceed with caution when you buy.

OHIO

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL 

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Use CBD recreationally with caution in Ohio as the laws are fluctuating, but it is officially legal. 

OKLAHOMA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

In Oklahoma CBD is in a separate classification from marijuana, and is legally bought and sold throughout the state. 

OREGON

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: LEGAL

Oregon has been a leading example in CBD legalization for years since it opened its law books to recreational marijuana in 2014. 

PENNSYLVANIA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

CBD is legal in Pennsylvania in strict accordance with federal law, and may be used for therapeutic purposes. 

RHODE ISLAND

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Rhode Island may be small, but it’s CBD growth is large! Currently legal in accordance with federal law. 

SOUTH CAROLINA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Thanks to the Farm Bill, CBD is legal and available for purchase in South Carolina. 

SOUTH DAKOTA

CBD from hemp: ILLEGAL

CBD from hemp for medical use only: LEGAL (Epidiolex only)

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: ILLEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

If you don’t have epilepsy, don’t try and acquire CBD in South Dakota until more flexible laws are passed.

TENNESSEE

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Residents are a bit more progressive than lawmakers regarding CBD use in Tennessee, and the laws favor those using it for epilepsy medication. 

TEXAS

CBD from hemp: ILLEGAL

CBD from hemp for medical use only: LEGAL 

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

State and federal laws clash a bit here in Texas, as CBD use is quite strictly reserved for medical purposes only. Proceed with extreme caution as even the slightest trace of THC can result in a felony charge. 

UTAH

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

As the first state to pass a low-THC/high-CBD law in 2014, it is legal to buy and sell CBD products in Utah, but that quickly changes to illegal if products contain more than 0.3% THC. 

VERMONT

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: LEGAL

As recreational cannabis was legalized via state legislature for the first time countrywide here in Vermont, enjoy your CBD products as you see fit. 

VIRGINIA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Recreational CBD is still generally restricted in Virginia, but readily available in an unregulated market. If purchasing for non-medical reasons it is generally ill-advised. 

WASHINGTON

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: LEGAL

Buy it, sell it, use it! CBD should be easily accessible, and legal, throughout the state of Washington. 

WEST VIRGINIA

CBD from hemp: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

West Virginia has loosened the stranglehold on cannabis regulations and CBD can be legally purchased throughout the state.

 

WISCONSIN

CBD from hemp: UNDETERMINED

CBD from hemp for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

It’s best to have a medical prescription for CBD in the state of Wisconsin as laws for recreational use remain unclear. 

WYOMING

CBD from hemp: UNDETERMINED

CBD from hemp for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for medical use only: LEGAL

CBD from marijuana for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Late to the CBD game, such products are legal in Wyoming for medical purposes only. 

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