CBD in the future, is going to get better for businesses and customers alike. You will find that there are many reasons that cannabidiol has a very bright future. Enjoy using cannabidiol? You will definitely want to know what 2020 has in store for it. One study in particular has a lot of people talking about the future of CBD in 2020 and beyond.

Positive Legislative Changes

While the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp-derived CBD legal on a federal level, certain states are still catching up in terms of the law.  As of December 2019, the laws pertaining to CBD by state are as follows:

  • Alabama: A public notice from the attorney general allowed for the legal production, selling and possession of hemp-derived CBD.
  • Alaska: Hemp-based CBD became legal in this state, it was allowed by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
  • Arizona: CBD can be legally purchased, sold, and possessed.
  • Arkansas: CBD is no longer classified as a controlled substance. You don’t need a special license or permit to sell these products.
  • California: You can legally purchase and sell CBD, but it is not allowed in commercial food products.
  • Colorado: CBD is completely legal here.
  • Connecticut: You can legally purchase and use CBD products.
  • Delaware: This state made CBD legal back in 2014.
  • Florida: Hemp-derived CBD is legal, but there are no regulations in place as of yet.
  • Georgia: Medical marijuana patients can legally obtain low-THC CBD oil. Hemp-derived CBD oil is legal (5 percent THC or less).
  • Hawaii: CBD is not legal in this state without a valid prescription from a doctor.
  • Idaho: All types of CBD are legal here.
  • Illinois: Starting in 2020, CBD will be legal for everyone to purchase and consume.
  • Indiana: You can buy, sell and consume CBD products.
  • Iowa: This state only allows CBD to be sold with a dispensary license.
  • Kansas: CBD that does not contain any THC is legal here. Medicinal CBD (5 percent THC or under) is allowed with a prescription.
  • Kentucky: This state allows for the legal cultivation, production and possession of CBD products.
  • Louisiana: Any CBD with the slightest traces of THC in it is illegal.
  • Maine: Selling CBD is legal, provided businesses make no medical claims when marketing their products.
  • Maryland: CBD products will be legal to purchase in drug stores by 2020.
  • Massachusetts: Food containing any amount of CBD cannot be sold in this state.
  • Michigan: You can buy CBD products without having to possess a medical marijuana card.
  • Minnesota: CBD is allowed here.
  • Mississippi: You can only use CBD as a treatment for a valid medical condition. It has to be tested by the National Center for Natural Products Research.
  • Missouri: Those who have been diagnosed with epilepsy can legally use CBD oil here.
  • Montana: There are no laws regulating the selling, possession, or consumption of CBD.
  • Nebraska: CBD is not considered a controlled substance.
  • Nevada: CBD products are legal, except when used as a food additive.
  • New Hampshire: Again, CBD is legal except when it is put into any commercially sold food.
  • New Jersey: This state’s Hemp Program is currently pending approval.
  • New Mexico: It is legal to sell and consume CBD food products.
  • New York: There is currently a pending law that would regulate hemp production. New York City has banned CBD in food and drinks.
  • North Carolina: You can only possess or consume CBD if you are using it for epilepsy.
  • North Dakota: Hemp-derived CBD with less than 0.3% THC is legal here.
  • Ohio: You can only buy CBD products from regulated dispensaries.
  • Oklahoma: You can buy CBD products here.
  • Oregon: It is legal to purchase CBD in this state.
  • Pennsylvania: Hemp-derived CBD is allowed. Marijuana-derived CBD is regulated by the state.
  • Rhode Island: You can buy low-THC CBD products, but high-THC products are only sold at medical marijuana dispensaries.
  • South Carolina: You can only use CBD products if you have a severe seizure disorder.
  • South Dakota: CBD is legal here.
  • Tennessee: Only CBD oil that contains less than 0.9% THC is legal here.
  • Texas: Only CBD with absolutely no THC in it is considered legal.
  • Utah: You must have a valid hemp extract registration card to buy CBD products.
  • Vermont: You can legally buy CBD here.
  • Virginia: CBD products are legal, except when added to food.
  • Washington: High-CBD compliant products are only sold at licensed cannabis businesses.
  • West Virginia: CBD products are legal here.
  • Wisconsin: You must have permission from your doctor to purchase CBD products.
  • Wyoming: This state allows for possession and consumption of all hemp products.

Increased Transparency

The growing demands for transparency in the CBD industry have led to numerous companies being more open about their business practices. We should see improvement in the overall transparency of CDB in 2020. No Borders Naturals already ensures their products are the highest quality, with verified lab results. No Borders Naturals labs results are currently the only lab results using blockchain technology available through CBD Lab Chain.


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  2. https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/2018-farm-bill
  3. https://plantpeople.co/cbd-legal-states/
  4. https://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-md-cvs-cbd-20190322-story.html
  5. https://www.beingpatient.com/cannabis-dementia/