You’ve probably heard the terms cannabis, marijuana, and hemp all tossed around in relation to CBD. The plant Cannabis sativa has two primary species, hemp and marijuana. Both contain CBD, but there’s a much higher percentage in hemp, which also has very low (less than 0.3%) levels of THC compared to marijuana.

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill passed by congress and signed by President Trump in December 2018, the legal landscape for CBD is shifting in a major way. The legislation took marijuana’s cousin, industrial hemp, off the federal government’s naughty list-provided the plant contains less than .3% THC (the intoxicating element in cannabis marijuana).

Be aware that this doesn’t change the status of any products containing cannabis marijuana-derived CBD, which remain illegal federally and available only in states with fully functioning medical and recreational marijuana programs.

Federal guidelines state that legal CBD products must contain less than .3% THC to pass federal standards, and levels higher than that could result in unwanted effects and a potentially costly failed drug test. (Full-Spectrum)

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