The Curious Case of Cannabidiol | Above the Law

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For true marijuana connoisseurs, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) isn’t the only thing in marijuana about which to rave. There’s also the increasingly popular cannabidiol (CBD) part of the plant. CBD is a compound in marijuana with mild to no psychoactive effect. It is frequently used to prevent seizures and there also have been some promising studies regarding its ability to treat brain injuries. CBD’s market potential is growing rapidly, but its legal status is uncertain.

Many companies claim to be able to sell and ship medical-grade CBD anywhere in the U.S. via the internet. For more on this, go here, here, and here. But is CBD actually legal under federal law so as to allow for what otherwise appears to be interstate drug trafficking? It all depends on where the CBD originates.

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