The release of Farm Bill during 2018 has set a new level of victory for hemp companies. Millions of people have waited for this step and it has brought a lot of relief to them. The step had led to a significant boost in the growth of CBD industry and for it to become the global domination in the coming years. Many detailed studies have made experts prove the benefits of using hemp oil in the treatment of various health conditions like arthritis, inflammation, chronic pain, epilepsy, cancer, and many more, without inducing any high feeling to the users.
Legal Status of CBD in the US
The use of hemp or CBD extracted from marijuana is legal in states such as California, Alaska, Michigan, Colorado, Massachusetts, Oregon, Maine, Vermont, Nevada, and Washington. There are still a few states like Texas in the US where the use of CBD is still in the grey areas.
The use of hemp was legalized in this state some years back and that too, only for the patients who undergo treatment for epilepsy. The legal status of cannabidiol in Texas remains to be something murky and includes legal positioning of it. The use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products is completely restricted in three states of the United States – Nebraska, Idaho, and South Dakota. However, the use of cannabidiol extracted from hemp is made legal in the rest 37 states as a result of the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018.
Legal Status of CBD in Europe
Even though Europe is found to be more progressive in using cannabidiol, some countries still have very stringent laws surrounding its use. However, the use of CBD is liberal in most countries if it is source is industrial hemp, which is regarded as a cannabis plant that contains less than 0.02 percent of THC content. Medical cannabis is made legal in countries like Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom, making CBD easily accessible.
Legal Status of CBD in Latin America
South America is regarded as a more cannabis-friendly region when compared with other regions of the world. During 2013, Uruguay was the first country in the modern era that legalized the use of both medical and recreational cannabis. Hemp-derived products such as CBD are made legal for consumption in other Latin American countries like Mexico, Argentina, Peru, and Columbia. However, there exist stringent laws about cannabis in South American countries like Central America and the Caribbean.