Today we’re exploring CBD Oil in Illinois|Updated Guidelines.
If you’ve been feeling confused about the legal status of CBD, and particularly in your state, well? You’re not alone!
Rules and regulations generally vary from state to state, and then there’s federal laws too!
Even though CBD became federally legal in 2018, each State has been taking their time to create its own legislature.
Back in May of 2019, the Illinois General Assembly passed the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.
This officially made the Land of Lincoln the 11th State to legalize adult-use marijuana.
Medical marijuana has been legal since the Assembly passed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act in 2013.
And in 2018, the state passed the Industrial Hemp Act which allowed the cultivation of hemp for commercial purposes.
After the 2018 Farm Bill became law, many states have been revising their approach to hemp and CBD products.
As with most states in the US, Illinois’s definition of industrial hemp remained consistent with the federal government’s limit of 0.3% THC.
It is legal to cultivate and sell hemp-derived CBD, including CBD oil, in Illinois, but there are no defined possession limits in place.
CBD or Cannabidiol can come from both the marijuana and industrial hemp plant.
The difference between these two types of CBD, is that marijuana-derived CBD has a much higher percentage of THC (the psychoactive ingredient that gets you high).
While the hemp-derived CBD contains only traces of THC.
The same laws exist across the board in the USA – and to consume CBD legally, there must be no more than 0.3% THC.
Not knowing where to get CBD oil can be challenging – especially when trying to find a proper, legal and quality CBD oil.
As long as you know a few key and important factors, you’ll be able to find CBD oil that works for you!
Read on as we continue to explore CBD Oil in Illinois|Updated Guidelines.
CBD Broad Spectrum or CBD Isolate, which contain zero traces of CBD are your best buds here.
Broad Spectrum simply means that there is zero THC ( the psychoactive compound that gets you ‘high’) and some terpenes are not extracted.
Terpenes are natural chemicals found on the cannabis plant responsible for aroma and taste like limonene (lemon) and myrcene – which can be found in hops and has a peppery, spicy, balsam fragrance – like in beer!
They can make edibles taste wonderful, especially when you’re cooking.
CBD Isolate is CBD in it’s purest form, without any terpenes extracted whatsoever.
If you’re looking to try CBD and CBD products that are legal, you can purchase them from your local health and wellness dispensaries or licensed retailers.
Since Idaho was a little behind on passing state laws, you can purchase CBD online if you’re having a tough time finding a good and reliable location or trustworthy source.
You can also purchase CBD online through specific websites, as long as the products contain less than 0.3% THC.
According to the Industrial Hemp Policy, all hemp-derived products including CBD oil have to be labelled to comply with state and federal laws:
CBD may help in one or more of the following health challenges or conditions:
The type of CBD oil that’s derived from hemp oil is what’s legal at a federal level (as of the 2018 Farm Bill) and therefore allowed to be taken across state borders, and, yes, on flights within the USA.
According to the laws, if the THC percentage is below 0.3 percent, it is ok to order CBD from any other U.S state, because it falls under the “hemp” category.
There are many wonderful CBD products available in the States.
CBD Capsules or CBD Oil are great ways to start using CBD in a controlled, manageable way.
You can also enjoy CBD edibles like gummies or CBD cocktail mixers – which contain zero traces of THC.
There are also skincare and hair care products such as CBD Cream, and CBD Shampoo as well as CBD Conditioners – all wonderful wellness products that may improve the look and feel of skin and hair overall!
Then there’s the fun part of creating your own CBD edibles at home!
CBD’s versatility has no bounds!
Below is an instructional how-to video on creating your own CBD edibles at home.
With this recipe, you can enjoy a nice evening outside, sipping on lovely lavender lemonade.