Is it Legal for Minors to Use Hemp Extracts?
If CBD is legal and non-psychoactive, is it legal for minors to use Hemp Extracts?
The answer is no because the legal age to take CBD is 18 to 21 years old depending on your state laws.
How CBD Legality Affects Minors
Hemp Extracts were illegal for all ages, but with the 2018 Farm Bill, many Hemp-based products became legal at the Federal Level, which allowed hemp to be commercially produced and sold.
States will differ whether the legal age is 18 or 21, but there is no state that allows minors to take CBD.
Understanding the 2018 Farm Bill
Conversely, while the Farm Bill did deschedule hemp, it placed cannabinoids under the FD&C regulatory framework, meaning it can now be researched like a “drug”. That means that even though it is believed to be much safer than we once believed, there is still uncertainty around the effects.
Current laws treat CBD in the same way nicotine/alcohol is treated and as such restrictions for minors are similar.
As a side note: even though it is legal on the federal level (technically), each state is different, and you should do research regarding legality in your state which we aren’t able to cover in detail here.
Legalities around CBD Products
This also brings us to the Federal Schedule I status of cannabis. Cannabis is still not legal anywhere in the United States under federal law. Many states are experimenting with autonomy and challenging the federal ban, but the protection is not guaranteed, and it’s important to know your particular states rulings on CBD.
For parents and their families, it is important to educate yourself to protect yourself. Look up state and local municipality information, and check with your school rules to make sure you won’t get in trouble for use/possession of CBD products.
Minors are not allowed to use CBD Products because the legal age is 18 to 21 depending on your state. My passion is to help you understand the confusing legal nature of Hemp Extracts, please send me an email with any additional questions!
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