The Curious Legal Status of CBD and Hemp Extracts

There is no more fascinating area of rapidly developing U.S. state and federal Cannabis law than that surrounding cannabidiol (CBD) and all cannabinoids derived from industrial hemp, particularly given the convergence of mass confusion and a battle royal between legislative intent and regulatory interpretation. Is CBD legal in all 50 states, just some states, or not at all? Is there a different legal status for CBD derived from marijuana? Is CBD a dietary supplement or drug, and is there a different status for imported raw materials and products versus domestic? Attendees will be guided through the myriad of evolving authority on which the U.S. has to rely as farmers, manufacturers, merchants and consumers navigate their way through the promising waters of CBD and cannabinoids extracted from industrial hemp.

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