The Truth about Hemp Legality:

Is hemp legal in all 50 states? According to Wikipedia, The 2018 Farm Bill establishes a new federal hemp regulatory system under the US Department of Agriculture which aims to facilitate the commercial cultivation, processing, and marketing of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill removes hemp and hemp seeds from the statutory definition of marijuana and the DEA schedule of Controlled Substances.

This Bill also allows the transfer of hemp and hemp-derived products across state lines provided the hemp was lawfully produced under a State or Indian Tribal plan or under a license issued under the USDA plan. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 was a proposed law to remove hemp (defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC) from Schedule I controlled substances and making it an ordinary agricultural commodity.  Its provisions were incorporated in the 2018 United States farm bill that became law on December 20, 2018, signed by President Donald Trump.

  • Hemp products cannot contain more than 0.3% of THC.  All THC levels over 0.3% are considered Marijuana.

  • Some states were afforded the liberty to pass their own hemp laws, as long as, those laws receive approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  • CBD friendy states:  Alaska, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.

  • Approved Medicinal states:  Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

  • These states Do Not allow Medicinal-Marijuana Based CBD:  Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.

  • These States have banned Hemp and Marijuana-Based CBD:  Nebraska and Idaho.


According to CBD these are the latest state results were collected for early 2021.

 CBD Legalization State by State