Are Full Spectrum CBD Gummies Legal?

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Nowadays, you can find CBD oil derived from the hemp plant all across the United States, from health food stores to pharmacies, to gas stations. There is probably a storefront near you that may sell CBD products exclusively. You’re as likely to be able to find them in a suburban health food store as you are on The Strip in the multitudinous stores that sell cannabis and hemp products. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the most popular plant extracts in the United States right now. But are full spectrum CBD gummies legal?

Are CBD gummies legal?

At least at the federal level, the 2018 Farm Bill stated that hemp and products containing hemp-derived cannabidiol CBD are 100 percent legal, as long as they have less than 0.3 percent THC. As long as the gummies are made within the boundaries of the federal law and adhere to the regulations that limit the amount of THC that can be in full spectrum CBD products, then you can order full spectrum CBD gummies right online and have them shipped right to your doorstep in Nevada, delivered by the United States Postal Service. Other third party shipping companies like UPS and FedEx can also legally ship full spectrum CBD gummies across state lines.

Why might one be led to believe that full spectrum CBD gummies are not legal?

The answer is: the THC content. Full spectrum CBD gummies are made with full spectrum CBD oil, that means the product contains the legal less than 0.3 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as THC. THC is well known for its psychoactive properties; it is the most active psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. THC is responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects. 

THC stimulates cells in the brain to release dopamine, creating euphoria, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse. It also interferes with how information is processed in the hippocampus, which is part of the brain responsible for forming new memories.

The 0.3 percent of THC in full spectrum CBD gummies is nowhere near enough to get you high. But THC does still have a stigma surrounding it.

Flying with CBD– Legal?

We know that CBD doesn’t get you high, but what does the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at McCarran International Airport think about CBD products? Can you take CBD on an airplane? Yes! Thanks to a change in policy from the TSA. What are the TSA rules about carrying CBD on a flight? It’s simple: you can safely carry CBD products in your carry-on luggage as long as they meet TSA regulations for liquids under 3.4 ounces. 

Can full spectrum CBD gummies make me fail a drug test?

The answer is yes. Full spectrum gummies have THC in them, as we mentioned before. If a drug test is testing for THC as a way of checking for marijuana use, it will likely pick up the THC from the full spectrum gummies. We recommend informing the testing agent that you use full spectrum gummies with THC and ask if that will make you fail the test so you may postpone it, stop taking the gummies for a few weeks, and try again. This is an unfortunate application of the drug test. 

Enjoy your full spectrum gummies just about anywhere. They’re more discreet than pills or tinctures– most people will assume you’re eating some gummy candy! Be careful, they might just ask you to share!