We get the following question a lot: is CBD oil legal? The answer is more complex than just a simple “yes” or “no.” Whether CBD oil is legal or not has to do with where it comes from, how it is made and regulated and where you buy or use it. Before we continue, let’s make sure you know that KARIBO beauty products are infused with CBD oil that is federally legal. Now let us explain what kind of CBD oil is legal and what kind is not…
What is Legal CBD Oil?
CBD oil that is extracted from the hemp plant and that contains less than 0.3% THC is legal under federal law. To break it down simply, there are two kinds of cannabis plants: hemp and marijuana. Both contain CBD. Both contain THC. Marijuana is very high in THC and low in CBD. Hemp is very high in CBD and low in THC. “Hemp oil” (not hemp seed oil, as we explain here) can be used interchangeably with “CBD oil.” CBD or hemp oil products can contain full-spectrum CBD oil (0.3% or less THC), broad-spectrum CBD oil (THC-free) or isolate CBD oil (THC-free). All of these are legal, according to the the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, paving the way for the legal cultivation, possession, sale and distribution of the hemp plant.
KARIBO beauty products incorporate broad-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD oil that contains no THC at all. Not even trace amounts. The broad-spectrum extraction process is such that the THC is removed completely. To verify this, we have all of the batches of CBD oil that goes into our skin care products third-party tested.
What is Illegal CBD Oil?
Illegal CBD oil could be extracted from the hemp plant and marketed as containing less than 0.3% THC. However, it could be contaminated with more than 0.3% THC. This could happen if quality manufacturing practices are not followed. It could also happen if there isn’t the proper oversight from a third-party lab. Most legitimate CBD brands will have their products tested by a third-party lab in order to ensure they meet the FDA requirements and to verify the quantity and quality of the CBD for its customers.
Illegal CBD oil could also be extracted from the marijuana plant. Some states allow marijuana-derived CBD products to be sold/bought without medical exemption; other states require a medical exemption.
Is Hemp-Derived CBD Oil Legal in All 50 States?
Yes, it is legal according to federal law. However, just as each state has its own stance on medical marijuana, it has its own sets of laws and policies around CBD. Overall, most states follow federal law and permit the use of CBD hemp products. There are only a few U.S. states that have laws prohibiting the sale and use of hemp oil products. When in doubt, it’s always good to review the current laws in your state before you buy or use CBD oil products.
KARIBO takes the quality, efficacy and legality of our products very seriously. We make every effort, from our hemp farmers to our product labeling, to be trustworthy, accurate and transparent. We hope you enjoy our CBD-infused beauty products created for every body! And that this information offers you some peace of mind.