Is CBD Oil legal in Alabama?
Many US consumers wonder if they are able to purchase CBD oil in states with stringent cannabis laws such as Alabama. In this article, we will make this clear.
In 2014, Alabama passed a bill called “Carly’s Law” that allows the University of Alabama at Birmingham to conduct an effectiveness research and administer CBD Hemp Oil to children with seizure disorders. In 2016, Leni’s Law allowed more physicians to refer patients to use CBD Oil for more conditions. According to the law, it is also legal to possess CBD by the parents and legal guardians of these patients.
In 2018, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has updated a public notice legalizing industrial hemp and CBD in the state.
Marshall’s office said that cannabidiol is legal to produce, sell and possess in the State of Alabama if it's derived from industrial hemp and contains less than 3% of THC. THC is the component of cannabis and hemp known for its psychoactive properties, but if its levels are below 3% you won’t get the “high” effect.
The changes to the law were issued to reflect the 2018 Farm Bill, which is a piece of national legislation that allows states to produce and sell industrial hemp within their jurisdiction.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD is one of 104 chemical components found in the marijuana plant. You may be thinking - if it comes from marijuana, it will make me high - but it won’t. The main psychoactive substance of the plant is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Usually, CBD Oil contains less than 0.2% of THC, but it still has therapeutic properties, just like the Cannabis Oil. It will help you with your illness, but CBD Oil will not make you high.
Is it legal to ...
buy CBD in Alabama online Yes
Any U.S. citizen can make an online purchase of CBD Hemp Oil anywhere in the country.
buy CBD in Alabama offline Yes
However, even though CBD Oil is legal in Alabama, the FDA has not made it legal to be sold at your pharmacy because it needs to have strict regulations.
grow CBD in Alabama Yes
buy products containing above 0.3% of THC for medical use Yes
buy products containing above 0.3% of THC for recreational use No