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CBD Oil in Oregon
Every state has its own legal framework when it comes to the question of cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD). Oregon is not an exception to this. In fact, Oregon has been a bit of a trailblazer when it comes to legalizing both medicinal and recreational cannabis. While marijuana cannabis remains tightly restricted and/or controlled at the federal level, Oregon state laws do not echo such restrictions, and hemp cannabis is even more accessible than marijuana.
You might be wondering if CBD Oil is legal within the state of Oregon. If all you are searching for is a quick “yes” or a “no” answer, then the answer is “yes!”
CBD use is permitted within the state of Oregon, and residents of The Beaver State do not have to dwell on too many legal questions when it comes to hemp-derived CBD.
But the situation does invite closer examination for those who are curious.
It is important to know that the federal government began to make an explicit distinction between marijuana and hemp plants after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill—this paved the way for states to allow the legal sale of hemp-derived CBD products. Many state governments have been trying to play catch up and bring their state laws into alignment with federal law since the passage of this bill. The prospect of economic growth and increased tax revenues provide strong incentives for them to do so.
But Oregon was ahead of the game on this front.
The primary distinction that the federal bill makes between hemp and marijuana is based around another substance found within cannabis plants: Tetrahydrocannabinol or as it is more commonly known, THC. THC is a psychoactive substance that can cause a “high” when consumed.
Legally recognized hemp contains little THC (less than 0.3%), while marijuana typically has much higher concentrations of the chemical compound. It is for this reason that marijuana is tightly restricted in most parts of the United States, while hemp is increasingly easy to access via commercial channels.
Consuming legal hemp products cannot intoxicate a user nor produce a high.
This legal distinction is important in the broader discussion, but in Oregon both hemp and marijuana can be legally purchased, possessed, and consumed. This means that CBD oil products are legal too.
Is CBD Oil legal in Oregon
You can legally purchase, possess, and consume CBD oil products in Oregon. While CBD can be derived from either the hemp plant, or the marijuana plant, the vast majority of legally sold CBD oil products in the United States are produced using hemp extracts.
This is also the case for Highland Pharms’ CBD products. Our products are cleanly and legally produced from the hemp plant, and they can be shipped to most US residents, including Oregonians.
What are the current CBD laws in OR
Oregon is often considered a trailblazer when it comes to the battle for cannabis legalization, on both the medicinal and recreational fronts. On the question of hemp specifically, Oregon state laws are in total alignment with the 2018 federal Farm Bill’s legalization.
While many states still have harsh laws on the books regarding various forms of cannabis, particularly when it comes to marijuana, Oregon is different. It has not only legalized possession of cannabis (both marijuana and hemp) for medicinal purposes, but also recreational purposes.
When the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was established in 1971, U.S. federal drug policy put very tight restrictions on all forms of cannabis, listing it as a Schedule I controlled substance. The federal statute considers Schedule I substances as those with high potential for abuse, lacking in recognized medical utility, and lacking in established knowledge that such substances are safe for consumption.
Over time, states have contested these assertions, establishing laws in direct conflict with the CSA, citing medical uses for cannabis. It must be noted that Oregon’s legalization of recreational and medical cannabis has no impact on federal law. Whether or not marijuana users would or could still be prosecuted under federal law in states like Oregon is a separate question for legal experts.
Medical cannabis was legalized in OR 1998 after Measure 67 was passed (also known as the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act).
More recently, the state legalized cannabis for recreational use in 2014, after Measure 91 passed (also known as the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act.) Measure 91 passed in a 56% to 44% vote. Oregonians may now grow up to four cannabis plants in their home, including hemp plants.
In this instance, Oregon was many years ahead of most states, and the federal government, when it comes to legalizing CBD.
The distribution and commercial sale of hemp-derived CBD in Oregon is currently regulated by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). Products derived from marijuana fall under regulations set by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).
Can I purchase CBD in Oregon
If you are a resident of Oregon you can safely and legally purchase hemp-derived CBD products, and they are easy to obtain in retail and convenience store environments across the state.
Many CBD users prefer to order their products from online retailers. They have this preference for several reasons: the convenience of having CBD shipped directly to their doors, wider selection, competitive pricing, and peace of mind in knowing and trusting the source of the cannabidiol that they have purchased.
Highland Pharms’ uses only legally cultivated hemp that adheres to federal requirements, containing less than 0.3% THC content. Residents of Oregon can have such products shipped directly to their doors, including our capsules, tinctures, lotions, creams, gummies, and even pet treats!
No matter where one resides within Oregon: residents of Portland, Salem, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, or anywhere else, can all have Highland Pharms CBD products delivered to their homes.
We hope that residents of Oregon will consider making us their go-to source for all things CBD and encourage readers to view our wide selection of products today!
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Tetrahydrocannabinol – Wikipedia