Which states have legalized Cannabidiol (CBD) and medical marijuana?

Legalized States

Every since California legalized medical cannabis, 22 other states have followed its path. The growth of cannabis is increasing and within a few years it will become a big part of the future. With 23 states having medical cannabis legal as a whole, other states are legalizing certain products from marijuana such as CBD. Below is a list of the 23 states that have legalized medical cannabis as a whole product.

1. California- 1996
2. Alaska- 1998
3. Washington- 1998
4. Oregon- 1998
5. Maine- 1999
6. Nevada- 2000
7. Hawaii- 2000
8. Colorado- 2000
9. Montana- 2004
10. Vermont- 2004
11. Rhode Island- 2006
12. New Mexico- 2007
13. Michigan- 2008
14. Arizona- 2010
15. New Jersey- 2010
16. DC- 2010
17. Delaware- 2011
18. Connecticut- 2012
19. Massachusetts- 2012
20. Illinois- 2013
21. New Hampshire- 2013
22. Maryland- 2014
23. Minnesota- 2014

Due to the CARERS Act, marijuana is now defined as a schedule II drug according to the CSA. It separated Cannabidiol from the definition of “marijuana,” and CBD is now classified as its own substance as long as it doesn’t have more than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis. This act promoted a big breakthrough for marijuana and its legal status. Since Cannabidiol is now classified as its own substance, it allowed 15 select states to legalize the use of CBD oil, including Utah. In fact, Utah was the first State to legalize Cannabidiol. Below is a list of the 15 states that legalized CBD in order from first to last.

1. Utah- March 25, 2014
2. Alabama- April 1, 2014
3. Kentucky- April 11, 2014
4. Wisconsin- April 16, 2014
5. Mississippi- April 17, 2014
6. Tennessee- May 2014
7. South Carolina- May 28, 2014
8. Iowa- May 30, 2014
9. Florida- June 16, 2014
10. North Carolina- July 3, 2014
11. Missouri- July 18, 2014
12. Virginia- February 26, 2015
13. Georgia- April 16, 2015
14. Oklahoma- April 30, 2015
15. Texas- June 1, 2015

CBD oil is a form of Cannabidiol that can be used as a medicine. There are no known negative effects from using CBD and it is safe to use without the worry of getting high. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that is extracted from cannabis and made into a pure hemp oil with no more than 0.3% THC.

Attempts have been made to legalize CBD oil nationwide. Even though research shows that it is very effective, the Federal Government will not even consider it. Research is still being done on marijuana and its medical factors, making it more considerable to become legal in the rest of the states. In a few years, marijuana will be a common medicine in the United States. After more research is done, it will hopefully prove to the Government that medical marijuana can save lives. Marijuana can also help our economy if legalized. Did you know that marijuana is a multi-million dollar industry? The problems that marijuana can solve both medically and economically continue to rise and as time goes by, marijuana continues to grow in the world.


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