Popularity of CBD oil growing in Central Texas, but is it legal?

Feb 19, 2019

When the new Farm Bill passed in Congress this last December it opened doors for every single state in the U.S. that had not previously legalized CBD or medical cannabis of some sort, to grow and sell CBD hemp products. But some people still aren't sure about the legality of CBD products in their home states. The federal guidelines state that anything under 0.03% of THC (the psychoactive compound in cannabis) is considered to be a hemp product and therefore legal. However, a concerned citizen in Texas says that a state can still prohibit the substance at the local level, like Nebraska where she says CBD is still banned. Despite the fact that CBD is indeed sold in Nebraska, the state Attorney General has warned that he doesn't believe it is legal. Some citizens in Texas are concerned it's illegal there as well, but it remains that the product's popularity has grown tremendously. 

“According to federal guidelines, if it is under 0.3 percent of THC then it is not a marijuana product. It is a hemp product. Federal guidelines say that is legal, obviously since (President Donald) Trump signed the new Farm Bill," he said Tuesday.