Is CBD Legal in the United States? (2022 CBD Laws)

Updated May 2022

Pure Craft CBD believes in a “seed to sale” philosophy to offer high-quality products consistently made with full transparency. Its mission is to lead the industry in bringing high-quality hemp cannabidiol (CBD)-based products to the marketplace and educate the world on the benefits of hemp extract. Its product line includes water-soluble CBD tinctures with Nano CBD, soft gels, gummies, CBD with melatonin, CBD pet tincture and CBD broad spectrum oil.

US CBD Laws At A Glance

When it comes to CBD in the United States, here are the main things to be aware of:
• Hemp-derived CBD that contains 0.3% or less THC is federally legal.
• The legal status of CBD at the state-level varies from state-to-state, so you must confirm your state’s CBD laws.
• Marijuana and hemp CBD laws should not be confused or conflated — some states allow both or one but not the other, or neither.
• Federally-allowed CBD can be mailed to all 50 states.
• You have many options for legally buying CBD in the US, even if you have to buy your CBD online.

What Is CBD?

Let’s make sure we’re all on the same page, so we can talk apples-to-apples and not apples-to-oranges.

CBD, like THC, is one of many compounds found in cannabis. The amount of each compound depends upon the variety of cannabis (i.e., marijuana or hemp) the CBD oil is extracted from as well as the form of the CBD. For example:

• Marijuana has loads of THC and less CBD, while hemp has higher levels of CBD and little THC.
• Broad-spectrum CBD has 0.3% or less of THC whereas CBD Isolate has no THC.

Is CBD Legal Federally?

Hemp (and CBD) have had quite a long and storied commercial and legal history. Hemp went from being almost everywhere and used for everything to being the outlawed pariah of crops to reclaiming its place as an agricultural darling. Cue all those sayings about hemp coming full circle or the pendulum swinging back in the other direction….

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill (aka the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018), CBD products are federally legal to produce, purchase, and use if they meet certain conditions. To be federally legal, CBD must be hemp-derived and contain no more than 0.3% THC. And, as of 2022, 47 states have given CBD for medical and recreational purposes their seal of approval.

CBD that comes from the marijuana plant and/or exceeds the 0.3% THC limit’s still illegal at the federal level. While marijuana — with very few exceptions — remains federally illegal, researchers are allowed to study CBD from marijuana and its potential effects on health and wellness.

All Pure Craft products are made with hemp-derived CBD and contain 0.3% or less THC. So, every one of our tinctures, gummies, topicals, and softgels are federally legal.

How Legal Is CBD In Your State?

While the national government has blessed hemp-derived CBD with ≤ 0.3% THC, it’s not so clear cut at the state level. Each state determines its own regulations for CBD. Which means each state is different.

States CBD laws can vary in different ways. They may or may not regulate based on dimensions such as:

Usage: Medical (with or without a doctor’s Rx or medical-usage permit) vs recreational.

CBD Source: Marijuana vs hemp.

THC Level

Additionally, some states have rules around product labeling and the kinds of CBD products that are allowed. (Several states prohibit CBD in food and drink products, for example.)

You may see sates categorized — as Legal/Legal With Restrictions/Illegal or Friendliest/Friendly/Gray Area/States With Concerns — to make it easier to understand.

But, we don’t think this approach tells you enough of what you need to know for your state. There’s just so much variability! A better bet is to click on your state below to view its dedicated CBD Laws page.


Where To Legally Buy CBD Products In The US

It comes down to which side of the legal/illegal line your state falls on. If you’re in a state that permits CBD, you can shop at a local retailer or online. If you’re in a state that’s like “CBD…mmm, no way” — you’re gonna have to start cultivating a list of reliable online vendors.

Regardless of how and where you procure your CBD products, be sure to only deal with trustworthy, well-reputed sellers. Doing a bit of research will help you winnow down your options for the retailers with the highest-caliber products, widest selection, and excellent service.

Actual Stores (aka Brick-&-Mortars)

If CBD’s legal in your state, lucky you! You’ll probably be able to create a nice shortlist of local dispensaries, spas, pharmacies, and health-centric stores that offer CBD-infused items. Consider asking friends, family, and your wellness providers for product and retailer recommendations.

Online Stores (aka Virtual Markets)

Whether you can buy your CBD in person or not, there’s always the option to buy via the interwebz. Shopping online for CBD can be great because:

• It’s convenient.
• It’s private.
• You have access to an awesome variety.
• You’ll possibly save time and money.
• No one’s going to hover around and pester you as you browse.
• Probably a bunch more reasons as well….

Sweet, huh? We think so, too.

And while you're contemplating the miracle of modern web-based commerce, we want you to know that Pure Craft’s ready to fulfill your CBD needs. You'll enjoy a safe online buying experience with us and receive world-class CBD products direct to you.

Learn More About US CBD Laws

Some folks like to go straight to the source. If that sounds like you — you know who you are! — and a deep dive into legislation sounds like oodles of fun, click on through to these juicy reads. Have fun!

• 2018 Farm Bill

• FDA Testimony on Hemp & CBD

State-specific resources are available on their respective CBD Laws pages. Ya might want to bookmark ‘em!

CBD Legality In The US — Bottom Line

As of 2022, CBD that comes from hemp and has 0.3% or less THC is legal at the federal level.

State regulations for CBD vary greatly, so you have to do your homework to see what’s permissible in your state. Use our links to state pages above to make researching easy!

Regardless of CBD’s status in your state, you can buy it online as it’s federally legal for CBD to be mailed to all states. Local CBD availability is state dependent.

State — and federal — rules governing CBD are evolving. So be sure to periodically review what’s legal and illegal in your state.


We’re not legal professionals or otherwise qualified to offer legal advice. So, while we do our very best to be thorough, up-to-date, and 100% correct, the content above is for informational purposes only. Please also note that the laws surrounding CBD are subject to change. We recommend checking our source(s) to see if the information or legal status have been revised since our content was published.