2018 Hemp Farm Bill (Signed by President Donald J. Trump)
The new farm bill removes hemp and it’s derivatives from the federal list of controlled substances effectively legalizing hemp and cannabinoids like CBD. The law also establishes that hemp is to be regulated by the Department of Agriculture as a legal crop, whereas the Justice Department previously managed it as an illegal substance.
By removing hemp and CBD from the list of controlled substances, the 2018 Farm Bill legally dissociates hemp and its cannabinoids from marijuana. As a result, CBD is legal for consumption nationwide.
Thanks to the new farm bill, the legality of CBD oil is no longer under scrutiny. In addition to legalizing the cultivation of hemp, the bill allows for hemp and CBD to be transported across state lines allowing CBD companies to ship nationwide confidently and without any risks. However, states may still impose limited restrictions on CBD, though these are expected to be minimal and will not interfere with most production and consumption processes.