There are so many ads these days for CBD products. It can be confusing to figure out what’s legal in your state. Let’s take a look at CBD and THC and discuss the legality of each.
Hemp vs Marijuana
The flowering cannabis plant has two main classifications:
- Cannabis sativa
- Cannabis indica
CBD oil is found in the hemp plant, which is a member of the cannabis sativa family. CBD manufacturers extract the non-intoxicating CBD oil from the hemp. Since it contains less than 0.3% THC, which has psychoactive properties, it has recently become legal at the federal level. A few states, including Idaho and Nebraska, however, have made CBD illegal.
Marijuana can be cultivated using both cannabis plant classifications. Sativa with a high THC content can produce a head buzz. It is known for its energizing properties, as well as its ability to increase focus and alertness. It has also been found to reduce depression. Indica acts as a muscle relaxant and sleep aid. It is also effective at reducing pain. Medical marijuana, while still illegal at the federal level, is now legal in over 30 states. Marijuana for recreational use is legal in about a dozen states.
If marijuana isn’t legal in your state, CBD oils can help tremendously with anxiety and pain. You can even find edible gummies and topical creams.