How is CBD different from THC?
Because CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the cannabinoids found most abundantly in cannabis plants, people get confused about the difference. Unlike THC, which causes psychoactive effects (a “high”), CBD does not because it doesn’t act on the same neurological pathways as THC. You cannot get high from CBD oil that has been extracted from industrial hemp because it has insignificant traces of THC (less than 0.3 percent).
Is CBD legal?
For decades, growing hemp was prohibited until the 2014 Farm Bill made state-based hemp research programs legal. The amount of hemp farm acreage has increased significantly since the bill was passed.
As a result, the CBD oil industry has exploded. CBD products manufactured from industrial hemp, provided they contain no more than 0.3 percent THC, are legal to sell, buy, and use—without a prescription—in all 50 states.