Why is Cannabidiol not a felony anymore? What changed? The problem was that hemp looks and smells just like its sister plant, marijuana, the infamous plant used by people to get high. Consequently, hemp, along with marijuana, was outlawed in the 30’s by the United States because law enforcement and others could not tell the difference between the two plants so they threw out the baby with the bath water. It was not corrected until 2018, when the Farm Bill was passed, reestablishing the legality of the hemp plant.
In actuality, marijuana produces smaller amounts of Cannabidiol than hemp. And hemp produces smaller amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the chemical that gets you high. Consequently, the Federal government has determined that Cannabidiol is legal as long as it is.3 % or below in each and every Cannabidiol product that you purchase. You can verify that amount through Certificates of Analysis (COA’s) from third party, independent labs that are published by the manufacturers and sellers of Cannabidiol.