Residents of Alabama are enjoying the many benefits of CBD oil. But you may be wondering: what is CBD, how do you use it, is it legal in Alabama, and where can you buy it? CBD is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol, an extract of the cannabis plant. Let’s learn more about CBD in Alabama.
What You Need to Know About CBD in Alabama
What is CBD?
Even though CBD and marijuana are both derived from essentially the same plant (cannabis sativa), the most notable difference is that CBD oil is non-intoxicating, as it contains only trace amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive element found in high amounts in marijuana. CBD does not produce the high that is associated with recreational and medical marijuana. CBD is currently being scientifically studied for its wide-reaching potential for health and wellness.
Despite its location in the deep south commonly known as the bible belt, Alabama currently has some of the most hemp-friendly policies in the nation, essentially creating legislation that reiterates and supports that of the federal level. As long as the CBD oil contains less than 0.3% THC it is legal federally. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall issued a notice regarding this, shortly after the U.S. Farm Bill passed in late 2018.
After the 2014 Farm Bill established an Industrial Hemp Program, Alabama’s legislators created the Industrial Hemp Research Program Act and designated the ADAI (Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries) to oversee this program. Later, in May of 2019 (following the passage of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill), the state assigned to ADAI the task of regulating the commercial growth and production of industrial hemp. Additional regulation is expected to be forthcoming.
How to Use CBD
There are essentially three ways to take CBD oil, depending on personal preference and the reason for use. CBD oil can be ingested, taken under the tongue, or applied topically. For localized pain or sore muscles, an individual may prefer to combine two of these methods. For example, ingestion and topical use. Generally, sublingual (under the tongue) is considered to provide the fastest rate of absorption.
Where to Buy CBD
NuLeaf Naturals offers pure, full-spectrum CBD oil that is lab-verified and independently tested to ensure it contains much less than 0.3% THC. You can click here to find a local retailer near you where you can buy CBD oil in Alabama, or you can click here to order direct from NuLeaf Naturals.
CBD oil is federally legally so long as it contains less than 0.3% THC, as mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill. It may not be legal at a state, county, or local level. Check your local laws and regulations before buying CBD oil.
This guide may not be up to date on the current legislation at the state or local level. We recommend you do your research to understand the legalities surrounding CBD oil where you live.