CBD is a plant constituent found in hemp and cannabis – the former is now legal, but the latter is not. That’s why all CBD products must be made from hemp strains, and not cannabis. This is because standard cannabis contains high concentrations of THC, a psychoactive component of the herb. In contrast, hemp produces very little THC, but larger amounts of CBD.
Different drug tests will set different limits on the amount of THC that you are permitted to have in the blood. Full-spectrum CBD products are generally made with a small level of THC, due to the small quantity that was initially in the hemp. This will, because of the law, always be less than 0.3%, and no psychoactive effect is possible in that amount.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can also be found in cannabis. It’s this compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. Most CBD oils are just that … the beneficial CBD without the THC. And they typically come from hemp, not marijuana. In short, your dog won’t get “high” from CBD oil … he’ll get the relaxation without the intoxication.
So are CBD edibles legal? Unfortunately, this question isn’t so easy to answer. While the United States is moving in the right direction, the legality of CBD as a whole is still very much unclear because of different laws in different states, and also even different laws at federal and state level. However, CBD from hemp is now legal in all 50 states. In other words, if the CBD is hemp-derived, meaning that it doesn’t contain THC and has no psychoactive effects, then the related CBD product is considered legal across America. However, bare in mind that in some states, CBD may only be legal for medicinal use. This means that you might need a medical marijuana card to purchase your CBD edibles from a dispensary.
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