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CBD is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring compound of the cannabis plant. Even though marijuana and CBD both come from the cannabis sativa plant and both offer health benefits, the difference is that CBD is non-intoxicating. This allows more people to enjoy the favorable nature of this naturally occurring substance.
CBD oil interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex communication network consisting of endocannabinoids (cannabis-like substances inside the body), cell receptors, and enzymes. The ECS is responsible for maintaining a state of order and balance, and when something goes amiss, the ECS sends out signals for a precise and appropriate response.
CBD oil became legal at a federal level in December of 2018 when the U.S. Farm Bill was passed. Prior to this, all cannabis (including hemp oil and CBD) were lumped into the same category as marijuana, a Schedule I drug. The 2018 bill clarified the difference by setting a line of demarcation as it relates to the amount of THC.
THC stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol, which is responsible for the “high” that is associated with marijuana. The bill states that hemp products containing no more than 0.3% THC are now considered “industrial hemp,” which is legally separate and distinct from hemp containing more than 0.3% THC which is now considered marijuana, a Schedule I drug.
Once this bill passed, individual states then decided whether or not to create their own legislation to further regulate the growth and sale of industrial hemp products within the state. Some cities within states have created additional local ordinances to further regulate the sale of industrial hemp products. Michigan state representative Steve Johnson stated, “CBD oil derived from hemp doesn’t get you high,” and in early 2019, Michigan legislators passed a public act of formal agreement with the federal distinction, which supports the legalization of industrial hemp and CBD oil in Michigan.
Cannabis is a rapidly shifting industry. For the most current laws and regulations regarding CBD products, be sure to check with your local and state officials.
If you’re ready to shop for CBD in Michigan, you’re in luck because NuLeaf Naturals has partnered with a wide range of medical and retail outlets, including spas, salons, medical offices, medical supply shops, float spas, alternative healers, health food stores, markets, and more throughout the Wolverine State. Click here to access our interactive store map and find a location near you. Because our retail partners often sell out quickly, we recommend calling first to ensure they’ve got the product in stock. Alternatively, click here to shop with us online. Most shipments to Michigan are packaged and shipped out within one business day.
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.