In 2014 the Farm Bill took the position that states can regulate the production of hemp and, as a result, CBD. In 2019, President Trump signed a new Farm Bill that made it federally legal to grow hemp.
This means that consumers, if they’re compliant with their state, can grow and use hemp and cbd products.
The latest bill removed hemp from the Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA’s, purview. Hemp can be grown freely under federal law . It’s up to each state to set their own policy.
These policies vary widely. Marijuana and CBD are currently fully legal for both medicinal and recreational purposes in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Washington D.C. In 23 states, it’s legal in some form, such as for medicinal purposes. Another 14 states permit just CBD oil. But both are illegal in Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota. For more information, the organization Americans for Safe Access has a helpful guide to the specific laws in each state.