Can I Buy CBD Online? Is It Legal to Mail CBD to My House?
If you live in a state where cannabis is illegal, you might have a difficult time acquiring legitimate CBD oil in a retail location. Most people turn to the Internet in an effort to buy CBD online, and typically find a range of stores all claiming to sell the best stuff and ship it right to your house. The problem is that there are no testing regulations of these products, so the effectiveness and safety of many of these products has not been proven. Therefore, the onus falls on the manufacturer to be honest about how much CBD is actually in the oil, where the starting material was grown and how it's been extracted. The FDA actually issued a warning for making false claims of effectiveness and medicinal benefits because so many illegitimate companies sell snake oil marketed as CBD that doesn't do anything (here's how to avoid that). Despite all these challenges, if you know what you're buying, hemp-derived CBD oil as a product itself is not illegal.
Is CBD Legal to Buy Online?
Yes, CBD is legal to purchase online so long as it is derived from industrial hemp.
Is it Legal to Ship CBD?
Yes, companies that comply with the 2014 Farm Bill can ship their products anywhere in the United States. This is the bill that differentiates marijuana from industrial hemp and permits the cultivation of hemp within the United States.
Which Companies are Compliant?
Companies growing industrial hemp that produces less than 0.3% THC. The DEA has acknowledged that CBD is legal if it's made from the non-psychoactive part of the cannabis plant (the mature hemp stalk) because that part of the plant falls outside the Controlled Substance Act's definition of marijuana. Interested in some of the legislative history of Obama's Farm Bill and the subsequent DEA comments on the Controlled Substances Act? Read our article on the legal background of cannabis vs hemp oil.
How Do I Find Legitimate Legal CBD Online Stores?
You need to do a lot of digging. We have a great list of important questions you should ask any company you consider buying from in our CBD Buyer's Guide.
What Companies Do We Trust?
We have been involved in Colorado's medicinal and legal cannabis industry since its inception, so we've seen the expansion from high quality medicine to social commodity. Investment dollars have rushed into various sectors of the industry and the primary focus is ROI. When people see green it's easy to get excited and focus on the numbers instead of the patients. Of all the companies we've interacted with and tested, Ambary Gardens has been the standout. Their vertically integrated Colorado-based facility is is impressive as their product line.