The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp-derived CBD products. However, the FDA has not approved CBD in edibles and supplements until the agency gives a clear regulation to the companies.
Even in case the agency permits all the CBD products, it doesn’t mean that all of them would be safe and legal to sell in every state because each state has its own regulation laws for CBD. A lawyer at Asheville, Rod Kight has given enough time while analyzing the local and state regulation of CBD. According to him, regulations for CBD vary from state to state which allows or prohibits CBD sales.
Kight and Margaret Richardson, who is a chief compliance officer at Tampa, stated that CBD regulations are likely to fall into 4 different categories, which are:
- States that allow CBD sales
- States that ban CBD sales
- States that permit CBD sales but with certain labeling requirements
- States that have gray regulatory system for CBD sales
Kight and Richardson tell that CBD is legal in Illinois, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Nevada, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Virginia, Tennessee, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Whereas, states, where CBD is illegal, are Iowa, Idaho and South Dakota.
Other states that allow CBD along with product labeling requirements include Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, Utah and West Virginia. The rest of the states have unclear or numerous CBD regulations.
Retailers get confused due to contradictory information that they receive from state and local regulations on CBD. In this regard, Kight advised them to work with only reliable manufacturing partners and compliance attorneys to ensure complete protection.