Where are cannabis and its pain fighting extract CBD legal? All forms of cannabis are legal in some states. Moreover, all forms of legal and recreational cannabis are legal in some states. In other states, only medical use is allowed. And in still others, only products that contain cannabidiol (CDB) alone are legal. CBD is a compound that, unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), doesn’t get users high but may have certain health benefits. CBD is legal at the state level, only Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota it is prohibited. All other states are legal for CBD, either alone or with THC, including Washington DC and Puerto Rico. However, a doctor’s recommendation is required for medical use. States also differ on the health problems that CBD (alone or with THC) can be used to treat, can be treated, regardless of doctor permission.
On the federal level, marijuana, including all by-products, such as CDB, is currently illegal, even for medical use.
Note: A complete list is available for requirements of all states, including all locations where cannabis is available. Ask for Folder A-1267.