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How old do you have to be to buy CBD?

How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy CBD?

The CBD market is skyrocketing. Why? Cannabidiol is a safe, non-toxic, and non-psychoactive solution for anyone seeking natural relief for a variety of health conditions—no prescription or over-the-counter meds required. However, as CBD’s popularity increases, so does some uncertainty concerning its legality and efficacy.

Those curious about adding cannabidiol to their daily wellness regimen want to know…

Is CBD legal? How old do you have to be to use CBD? How does CBD make you feel?


For starters, let’s address its legality…


Is CBD Legal?


Yes. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp, including the plant’s flowers, leaves, cannabinoids, derivatives, and extracts. The landmark bill defined “hemp” as any part of the Cannabis sativa L plant containing no more than 0.3 percent THC, which includes the extract cannabidiol (CBD). This momentous shift in federal cannabis policy cleared the way for the CBD industry to boom, permitting production and consumption without consequence.  


Now, CBD products can be purchased online and in smoke shops that previously sold only tobacco products. Although the wide accessibility of cannabidiol is a big win for cannabis lovers, it could become a concern when underaged consumers want to purchase CBD oil to smoke.


So, what is the legal age limit to buy CBD?  It depends. Is the CBD from hemp or marijuana? Where do you live? The laws differ from state to state.


Regardless of each state’s differing CBD laws, here are some federal guidelines to keep in mind when purchasing cannabidiol products…


How Old Do You Have to Be to Use CBD?


The 2018 Farm Bill allows people of all ages (even minors) to obtain different forms of hemp-derived CBD containing no more than 0.3 percent THC, except for inhalable forms.


The FDA stated, “If any category of CBD is to be age-restricted, only smokable flower or vaping oils should be sold to legal adults, ages 18 and up. However, other forms of CBD (cremes, oils, topicals, edibles, etc.), considering the medical benefit, should not be restricted.”


To play it safe, most websites selling CBD products ask new users if they are over the age of 18 before entering the site.


If a minor requires marijuana-derived CBD for medical reasons, a legal guardian must enroll them in their state’s medical marijuana program to obtain a legal card for purchases. Everyday consumers of marijuana-derived CBD (higher THC) must be at least 21 years of age.


How Does CBD Make You Feel?


Really good. However, there are multiple factors that determine how quickly you feel the powerful healing—the severity of your condition, your body’s tolerance and response to CBD, and the quality of the cannabidiol products you take.


Everyone’s body is different, so CBD could take effect right away or up to a couple days or weeks to feel the healthy benefits.


Still, consistency is key to allow the CBD oil to build-up in your system to deliver better—and steadier—healing.


Here are some of the many ways CBD helps you feel really good…


Unlike THC, which makes you “high,” CBD delivers gradual calmness and relaxation—a perfect natural solution for stress. Consider taking CBD before bedtime to calm your racing mind to sleep.


CBD also acts as an adaptogenic. What does that mean? An adaptogen is a plant or extract that supports the body’s ability to accommodate varying physical and emotional stresses, influencing what your body needs in the moment to promote overall health and wellness. Simply put, CBD adapts when you need more energy and focus during the day, and it adapts again when you need more relaxation at bedtime. Impressive.


What else can cannabidiol do? 


CBD alleviates muscle and joint discomfort, digestion issues, inflammation, and mood swings. With these conditions, it’s what you don’t feel—sore, sick-to-your-stomach, swollen, or sad—that makes CBD a popular go-to for powerful, natural healing.




CBD promotes a wealth of healthful benefits. Use it daily (and legally) to see—and feel—for yourself.

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