Is CBD Oil Federally Legal 2018?

Every one of those programs is illegal under federal law, with no exceptions, and the Farm Bill does nothing to change that.

Under the 2018 Farm Bill, there will be more broadly available, legal, CBD products; however, this does not mean that all CBD products are legal moving forward.

Though now legal under federal law, CBD is still subject to regulation when it is sold with a claim of therapeutic benefit. The Food and Drug Administration has scheduled a public hearing this month on the safety, sale and use of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, including CBD.

CBD approved by the FDA for medical use

The FDA got the ball rolling in June 2018, when it approved a drug (Epidiolex) made from natural CBD—i.e., CBD extracted from the Cannabis plant (any part). The FDA’s approval of Epidiolex did not, by itself, make it lawful to possess or distribute CBD under federal law.

Yes, purchasing CBD is federally legal as long as it doesn’t contain more than 0.3 percent THC, but some state laws have put restrictions on buyers.

Is CBD Oil regulated by the FDA?

Food, including dietary supplements, is regulated differently, but with the same overarching goal of protecting consumers. Among other things, it is currently illegal to put into interstate commerce a food to which CBD has been added, or to market CBD as, or in, a dietary supplement.