Recently, CBD and its legality became increasingly confusing, and this is all because of Chuck Rosenberg and his DEA administration. There was a new DEA rule made public which states that CBD and other hemp-based products, even without trace amounts of THC, are illegal. And not only are they illegal, but just like marijuana they are treated like a schedule one narcotic. This new ruling on CBD came earlier this year, and its leaving marijuana activists furious and slightly confused. For those who enjoy CBD and assumed it was legal under federal law, might even be a bit worried.
While some states have legalized marijuana for recreational and medical use, many states and the federal government are lacking behind. Therefore, many people who live in states where no marijuana products are available legally under state law have been purchasing CBD-infused products. Products like CBD capsules, CBD vape oils, CBD lotion, and even CBD suckers. CBD, like marijuana, also has some surprising medical benefits. It has been known to ease arthritis pain, reduce and anxiety, help those with depression, help patients with stomach ulcers and gastritis, reduce migraines, and in high doses it can help those with epilepsy.
CBD oil has no psychoactive property like marijuana because it has no THC. So many are really confused on why this law is being passed.
CBD products have been sold legally under federal law for years, despite previous attempts to stop it. But does this new DEA law mean that you can no longer buy hemp supplements on Amazon, or CBD oil from a local health food store? Will you be arrested for having CBD oil in your car if you are pulled over?
The answer is No, with a capital N. So, the DEA says its illegal under federal law. But this issue is far from settled.
CBD is not currently restricted under any other federal law. In fact, it is actually considered a supplement. The FDA allows hemp products to be sold as supplements, as long as they follow their supplement guidelines. The FTC does not classify CBD as a drug, so you can still buy it on Amazon. Local law enforcement rarely has any restrictions of CBD oils and products. In fact, many have no idea what it is. So, check your local laws and find out if CBD is restricted. Just because the DEA says its illegal does not mean that this law is going to be enforced.
The DEA is not going to raid the houses of those who suffer from epilepsy to enforce this little rule of theirs. This move was all political, and unless it is enforced by another federal agency or your local and state agencies, you have nothing to worry about. Go on, enjoy your CBD oils! I will continue to enjoy my CBD infused vape juice in a state where their medical marijuana is not yet legal.