Is CBD Legal?

The short answer is, YES! CBD (cannabidiol) is now legal in the United States. And you can rest assured knowing the CBD infused into Surya Care products is lab-tested to ensure compliance with all laws and consumer safety.

If you have paid attention to the news over the last couple of years, you can’t avoid hearing about CBD. It’s EVERYWHERE! Google searches for “CBD” increased 160.4% in 2018 compared to 2017, according to a research letter published in the peer-reviewed JAMA Network Open. People across the world are finding relief from a natural & alternative therapy that they haven’t ever been allowed to try before. 

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Act legalized the production of hemp in the United States. Hemp plants bred for their high CBD content were legally grown across the USA this year and CBD is being brought to the country in many different forms. From raw, high-CBD hemp flower to processed consumer products like pure, distilled CBD oil or Surya CBD’s topical line, legal CBD is making its way to the people!

BUT WAIT! Is hemp the same thing as marijuana? No, according to the federal government. Hemp has less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive compound that can make people feel “high”. The United States Federal Government defines hemp as “the plant Cannabis sativa L. . . . with a [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.” 

It’s been hard to keep all the facts straight with new states legalizing medical or recreational marijuana all the time. And having hemp research programs in some states has been confusing when traveling with CBD. Thankfully, things are clearer since the 2018 Farm Bill was passed! 

While there is still some debate in certain states regarding smokeable hemp in a recent Indiana case, a federal judge ruled that due to the recent federal legalization of hemp it was not within the state’s rights to ban one form of hemp over anotherSO AS LONG AS THE CBD PRODUCTS YOU BUY CONTAIN LESS THAN 0.3% THC, THEY ARE LEGAL ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!

(*This is not legal advice. Check local and state laws to ensure you are in compliance.*)