The only way to be sure that you’re getting legally complaint CBD gummies is to buy from a brand that publishes their independent, third-party lab reports (like ZenBears!).
So there are plenty of ways to enjoy CBD gummies with or without THC. Whichever you choose, though, our advice still stands: always check the lab reports to be sure of what you’re getting! No lab reports? Treat it as a red flag.
“Broad-spectrum” means that the THC has been removed from the oil, but everything else is left as it is – perfect if you want all the benefits of the hemp plant but you don’t want to take THC.
What if I don’t want any THC at all?
First, any CBD product, including gummies, can only be made from specific strains of EU-approved hemp, which contain no more that 0.2% of THC.
When the oil is extracted from the hemp plant to make CBD products, it contains CBD, THC, and tons of other beneficial plant compounds, like vitamins and terpenes. CBD gummies and other products made with this oil are called “full-spectrum”.
If you’d rather not take your chances with THC, go for CBD gummies that are “broad-spectrum”, or those made with CBD isolate. Here’s what that means…
People use terms like “cannabis”, “marijuana” and “hemp” interchangeably, but there’s an important difference.
At the time of writing, Arizona adheres to the new federal guidelines. Therefore, it is legal to buy CBD products such as gummies. You can purchase gummies online or over-the-counter at stores that sell health supplements.
Yes. In June 2019, Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that outlined the use and possession of legal CBD products in Texas. You can buy any hemp or hemp-derived products that contain less than 0.3% THC. This list includes cannabidiol products such as CBD gummies.
Yes. At the time of writing, Pennsylvania adheres to the regulations outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill. CBD-infused products such as food, capsules, vaping devices, and gummies are legal to buy.
Are CBD Gummies Legal in New York (NY)?
Marijuana-derived gummies on the other hand – i.e. gummies that you’d find in a medical or recreational dispensary – are illegal if you try and transport them from a legal to a non-legal state.
CBD gummies are easily available in South Carolina. Interestingly, the state’s agriculture department has banned it as an added ingredient in human and animal food products. In reality, however, enforcement of this rule seems to be virtually non-existent.
The TSA now allows passengers to bring CBD on board a plane. The rule suggests that CBD derived from hemp with a maximum THC of 0.3% is permitted. However, it is probably not a good idea to try and transport CBD gummies internationally.
Are CBD gummies legal in all 50 states? The answer is mostly yes – but there are a few caveats here and there depending on how deeply you want to dive into state and local legislation.