Even though cannabidiol (CBD)-infused health and wellness products are widely available, people are still skeptical about using these products. This is mainly because it contains trace amounts of psychotropic cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Keep in mind that THC-rich products like marijuana are still illegal in many states of the USA. However, hemp-derived CBD is legal at the federal level as well as in some states. Also, there are variations in state and federal laws, and this creates confusion for the buyer. In this article, we will investigate whether full-spectrum CBD is legal.
What Is Full-Spectrum CBD?
In the US, full-spectrum CBD is made using full-spectrum hemp extract produced from cannabidiol-rich parts of hemp plant strains that contain less than 0.3% THC. It contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids naturally found in the hemp plant. So, it has minuscule amounts of THC, and consuming it increases the risk of testing positive in a drug screening test.
History Of The Legality Of CBD In The USA
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than a hundred cannabinoids found in the cannabis family of plants. It is popular and legal at the federal level since the enactment of the US Farm Bill of 2018 mainly due to its potential therapeutic effects like analgesic effect, anti-inflammatory effect, anxiolytic effect, stress-reducing effect, anticonvulsant effect, etc.
The legality of CBD varies across the states. In some states it is fully legal, in some, it is partially legal, and in others, it is illegal or banned. Often, this creates confusion for buyers and sellers of cannabidiol products, especially full-spectrum ones. Due to this, many states are amending their CBD laws. So, as a customer, it is very important to understand them to avoid legal trouble.
What To Know About Full Spectrum CBD?
Full-spectrum CBD contains all the phytochemicals naturally found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. Due to this, it has the added advantage of the entourage effects; the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids work synergistically to enhance the overall therapeutic effect of the product. This is why it is particularly popular among experienced users of cannabidiol. More research is conducted to understand the effect of full-spectrum CBD on the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
On a final note, before using full-spectrum CBD, consult a health care expert because its effect varies according to the physiology of the individual.