- by Dean Pagliaro
If the CBD is derived from hemp (like all of the products mentioned below), you’re pretty much in the clear. Hemp’s low THC content (under .3%) isn’t enough to get you high, which was a good enough reason for the senate to pass this 2018 farm bill to legalize hemp.
CBD derived from marijuana is where things get a hazy — this is where THC to CBD ratios matter, and it’s all up to your state’s discretion. We’re not advocating for you to break the law here, and you should definitely deep-dive into your state’s weed laws before purchasing any CBD, even if it’s hemp derived. (This table goes into more detail and is super helpful.)
That said, it’s worth noting that hemp-derived CBD and marijuana-derived CBD aren’t exactly the same thing. According to The Growthop:
“Although CBD oil and hemp oil are both low in THC, the difference in the amount of CBD these products contain is huge. Hemp oil has only traces of CBD (around 3.5 percent,) while CBD oil can have up to 20 percent. It is the higher concentration that makes CBD beneficial in the treatment of various health disorders. Hemp oil based CBD products do not contain enough of the compound to be considered much more than a health supplement.”