Yes, as of the Farm Bill of 2018 you can purchase CBD in Connecticut. As of July 1, 2021, recreational marijuana is legal, along with medicinal marijuana which has been legal since 2012. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is CBD?
Let’s look at the defining differences between different CBD products.
Industrial Hemp—hemp-derived products are farmed from a low-THC strain of the cannabis plant. THC is the intoxicating compound that gets you high. Products that contain .3 percent or less of THC are legal in all 50 states. Just like marijuana, industrial hemp contains CBD, the compound that provides the medicinal benefits of marijuana. However, CBD does not get you high.
Marijuana—hemp-derived marijuana includes any product that contains more than .3 percent of THC. Some products are farmed to provide a lighter high, but these products still get you high. The legalization of these products varies from one state to the next. Marijuana also contains CBD.
Hemp Seed Oil—hemp seed oil is a cooking oil that has always been legal to sell. The seeds contain zero THC and, at most, trace amounts of CBD. Trace amounts are not enough to provide the benefits you’re searching for.
Is CBD Legal In CT?
Yes! Hemp products containing less than .3 percent of THC have been legal since 2018. You can purchase multiple months’ worth of products at a time and carry it with you or keep it at home without worry. However, your school or employer may prohibit use and/or possession.
Adults aged 21 and older can use recreational marijuana in CT. You can possess or consume up to 1.5 ounces at a time and have up to 5 ounces in a locked container at home, locked glove box, or the trunk of your car.
Many who turn to marijuana to soothe their mind and body also purchase hemp products. Even with a medical marijuana card, adding CBD to the mix provides an option that won’t get you high.
Do You Need A Prescription For CBD Oil In Connecticut?
Nope! You can now purchase both marijuana oil and hemp oil in Connecticut. Oil is preferred by many because it’s so versatile. You can apply it topically or take it orally. You can cook with it, mix it into beverages, and add it to skincare and beauty products. If you have a sick, anxious, or nervous pet, your veterinarian may also suggest hemp oil or hemp products. Pets should not use marijuana.
Can You Buy CBD Online Legally?
Yes! Hemp-derived products are easiest to find online. Even with a medical marijuana license, you can’t purchase marijuana online in any state.
A variety of CBD shops and retailers sell CBD, but to find the largest range of products, shop online. Look for products that are US-grown, USDA-Certified Organic, and third-party lab tested to ensure purity. Also that the lab results for all products are readily available.
Holmes Organics covers all these bases and more!
Can You Buy CBD At Age 18 In CT?
CBD yes, marijuana no. Unless you have a medical marijuana card, you must be 21 years of age to legally purchase or possess marijuana.
So, buy your CBD in Connecticut online or in-person without worry!