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Alaska is known as the Last Frontier, but CBD oil has already made it to stores. CBD oil is one of the fastest-growing health and wellness products in the country, but many residents still have questions on its benefits and uses. Let’s learn what consumers need to know about CBD oil including if it’s legal in Alaska and how to shop for high-quality CBD oil.
Cannabis in all forms is 100% legal for Alaska residents. Alaska first decriminalized marijuana back in 1975 but it was re-criminalized in 1990. In 1998 The Alaska legislature and voters passed Measure 8 that approved the creation of a medical marijuana program.
The next few years saw several fights for legalization and criminalization until 2014 when voters passed Measure 2, legalizing recreational marijuana in Alaska. The legalization of marijuana means all residents can purchase CBD oil regardless of source and THC content though certain types of CBD oil are only available for residents 21 and up.
What about ordering CBD oil? Though marijuana is still federally illegal, CBD oil is not. The 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills allow for the legal cultivation and consumption of all industrial hemp products including CBD oil. If the CBD oil contains les than 0.3% THC and is derived from industrial hemp, it is considered legal in all 50 states.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, an interesting phytocannabinoid found in the cannabis family of plants like industrial hemp. Cannabinoids like CBD bind to receptors in the human’s naturally occurring endocannabinoid system (ECS) to produce a variety of potential therapeutic effects. While there are hundreds of different cannabinoids, CBD is readily available, can be harvested from industrial hemp, and has several potential benefits.
No, CBD oil does not make you high. Though they’re both cannabinoids, both have three letters, and both come from the cannabis plant, CBD and THC are different compounds. While CBD and THC are similar, they interact with your ECS differently, which produces different effects. Their similar but different structure means THC produces psychotropic effects, but CBD does not.
Alaska is far from our headquarters in the heart of Denver, but we’re still devoted to getting the best possible CBD products. For in-person help visit one of our many qualified retailers or purchase CBD oil directly from our website for legal delivery to your home or office. If you have further questions on CBD in Alaska or need help finding the best product call our expert team at 720-372-4842.