Hemp CBD oil products are legally available without a prescription throughout the entire U.S. and in at least 40 other countries.
With cannabis policies quickly evolving throughout the United States, it’s important to remember that a selection of cannabidiol (CBD) products is already available for you to legally purchase, even without a medical marijuana card.
Over the past twenty years, there have been thousands of studies investigating CBD and its natural effects on the body. CBD, a natural non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the stalks, seeds, and flower of cannabis plants, interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system to encourage homeostasis (balance) within your systems.
Because more people are learning about CBD’s botanical properties, the demand for CBD oil products has surged in recent years. Many people, perhaps yourself included, are wondering if and how they can legally access CBD.
Good news! Provided CBD products are made from oil that’s been extracted from hemp and not from marijuana, they are available to buy in all 50 U.S. states and many other countries without the need of either a doctor’s recommendation or a medical marijuana card.
How It’s Legal to Buy Hemp CBD Without a Prescription
While marijuana and THC are prohibited under federal law, CBD itself is not specifically listed in the United States Controlled Substances Act. The federal law’s definition of what specifies the prohibited parts of “marihuana” actually excludes the “mature stalks” of hemp, as well as the “oil or cake” made from its seeds. This means that CBD products that are made from these particular excluded parts of hemp aren’t prohibited under federal law.
The CBD hemp oil products available in most major markets, including those from Medical Marijuana, Inc., are made from these legal “not marihuana” parts of hemp. This is good news for those throughout the U.S. who have come to rely on CBD and its balancing properties.
Hemp, a member of the Cannabis sativa L. plant species, contains less than 0.3% THC by weight, which means hemp-derived products are not psychoactive like medical marijuana. Hemp is, however, naturally abundant in cannabidiol, making it possible to extract a legally accessible cannabis oil that contains significant levels of CBD.
CBD Oil Regulated as Dietary Supplement
Hemp-based CBD products are treated and sold as dietary supplements in the U.S., which means they are available nationwide to purchase online or in stores like any supplement or multivitamin.
Full-spectrum CBD hemp oil is an excellent source of CBD, but also contains the following:
- Various other cannabinoids
- Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids
- Vitamins A, B, C, and E
Because CBD hemp oil products are categorized as dietary supplements, the FDA’s DSHEA guidelines prohibit the endorsement of CBD or hemp oil for any specific medical benefit. We encourage you to investigate for yourself the findings of the thousands of reputable published studies that have investigated CBD and its effects.
Where Hemp CBD Oil is Legal Without a Prescription
Because CBD hemp oil is an imported hemp product and contains only trace levels of THC, it is exempt from the Federal Controlled Substances Act prohibition on marijuana. This means you do not need a medical marijuana card to purchase CBD hemp oil products.
Medical Marijuana, Inc. offers an extensive lineup of CBD hemp oil products in our online shop and ships directly to all 50 U.S. states and over 40 countries worldwide, no prescription required. Our array of CBD products include:
- Pure CBD oils and extracts
- CBD capsules
- CBD tinctures or liquids
- CBD topicals
The wide varieties of CBD hemp oil products range in price and potency to help meet the needs of everyone interested in supplementing with CBD.
When You Need a Medical Marijuana Card
While marijuana remains prohibited under federal law, 29 U.S. states and Washington D.C. have passed their own laws permitting patients who obtain a recommendation from a physician to legally access marijuana. Patients who want to buy marijuana from a dispensary for medical purposes must first get a medical card.
Medical marijuana laws are responsible for regulating the rules around the access and possession of cannabis products that are derived from marijuana. These federal and state marijuana laws have no effect on the legalization of CBD hemp oil, which can be purchased without the requirement of a medical card.
You can learn even more about the laws on CBD hemp oil and medical marijuana through our research and education page.