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Is CBD Legal in New Jersey?

CBD products are fully legal to purchase in most U.S. states, including New Jersey.

Updated September 2020

CBD products sourced from industrial hemp were descheduled with the 2018 “Farm Bill,” passed in December 2018. This law clarified a confusing contradiction embodied in the 2014 Farm Bill, which stated that derivatives of industrial hemp are federally legal, yet extracts such as CBD oil were deemed “marijuana extract,” illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

The CSA classifies all “marijuana extract” as a Schedule I, highly-addictive substance with no known medical value. Because industrial hemp is a variant of the cannabis sativa plant, CBD and other industrial hemp extracts were in a legal gray area for quite some time. The 2018 Farm Bill greenlights extracts that come from what’s called “industrial hemp,” which is cannabis sativa bred to have .3% or less THC (what gets you high). Core Roots CBD is derived from industrial hemp grown in Kentucky.

In general, New Jersey is a CBD-friendly state. The state even has its own New Jersey hemp program, enacted in August 2019. This program authorizes New Jersey operations to grow and sell hemp for commercial purposes in the Garden State, including for extracting phytocannabinoids like CBD. Companies can apply to be a hemp grower or a processor/handler under the program.

Even though CBD from industrial hemp is legal under federal law, the rules differ from state to state, as each one writes its own legislation regarding the substance. In many cases, CBD is still legal to sell under state laws, including in New Jersey. For example, while CBD is legal in New Jersey, CBD products are not legal for any purpose in South Dakota. The law changes often, too: for example, CBD products used to be unavailable in Alabama unless the person suffers from debilitating seizures, but as of 2020, CBD products are available to anyone as long as they fit the definition outlined above. In reality, very few states disallow CBD altogether. As of September 2020, only three states do not allow CBD: South Dakota, Iowa, and Idaho.

If you are unsure if CBD is legal in your state, you can find a great law tracker here courtesy of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The state-level laws concerning industrial hemp products, including CBD, are rapidly evolving, with many jurisdictions adopting neutral or positive stances on the products. 

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Born at the heart of the Jersey Shore, Core Roots is celebrated for its quality, transparency, and patient care. Our products are produced in an FDA-registered facility, following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards used by many in the pharmaceutical and supplements industry.

We never utilize alcohols or harsh chemicals to extract CBD from hemp, either. By using CO2 extraction, we produce a healthier and cleaner product. We feature full-spectrum CBD products, which incorporate all compounds foun din the plant, including all found cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavinoids. We also carry a line of CBD isolate products, which remove all other compounds from the hemp extract except for CBD. Visit our store and read each product’s description to determine which Core Roots CBD product is best for you.

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