With so many health benefits, it should be no surprise that using pure oils for well-being, particularly the cannabinoid oils, are making a big splash in the medical field. However, there are still some Americans who are afraid of the possible legal implications in buying oil from cannabinoid as it is still categorized as Schedule I controlled substances by the Federal Law.
Instead, patients and their kin who wanted to buy and try pure CBD cannabinoid oil to treat their specific ailments choose to buy the less potent CBD hemp oil, since this cannabis-based product is considered more as a supplement rather than a drug and is thus, unregulated. Nevertheless, it is not entirely impossible nor complicated to buy legal cannabinoid from natural health shops, medical marijuana dispensing outlets, or even through the internet.
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked legal questions regarding the purchase and usage of CBD oil for medical purposes.
- Where is CBD oil legal?
It really depends on which state you reside in and from where it is extracted. While it is true that under federal law CBD oil is considered as a controlled substance (except when extracted from hemp, in which case it is completely legal), 18 out of 50 states in the US have already passed their own unique laws to legalize the purchase and use of CBD oil for medical purposes, especially in treatment of children with epilepsy. The rationale behind this is that cannabidiol or CBD has long been proven as non-psychoactive, which means it is non-addictive or habit-forming unlike marijuana from which it was extracted.
If you are residing in any of these states, you are legally free to purchase and use CBD oil as medical treatment provided that you follow the state’s law and provisions: Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
- Do you need prescription in order to buy CBD oil?
If you are purchasing CBD hemp oil, then no. However, it is a completely different thing if you are purchasing the pure CBD oil from marijuana as it can potentially contain certain amounts of THC, the habit-forming cannabinoid found in marijuana.
Again, this depends on where you live. For example, if you live in Alabama and is suffering from an incapacitating epileptic condition, then you will need a prescription authorized by the University of Alabama in Birmingham. However, if you are from Delaware, then you need to get yourself a registry identification card to buy CBD. Even then, the only patients that are allowed to buy CBD oil in Delaware are those who are below 18 years of age and is suffering from either intractable epilepsy or involuntary muscle contractions.
You have to check with your local authorities to know the exact requirements in order to purchase and use CBD oil for medical purposes.
- Will you be tested positive on a drug test if you use CBD oil?
Technically, you shouldn’t since the drug tests for marijuana involves THC, and not CBD. However, it is still possible to be tested positive if the CBD oil you are using contains small amount of THC. This is why you should only purchase CBD oils from the most trusted brands to avoid legal complications in case of drug testing.