As of 2021, Illinois joined the many states who have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana. However, you might be wondering where to buy CBD in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know.
What Is CBD?
CBD is an active compound found in both hemp-derived CBD and marijuana-derived CBD. It’s the compound that is responsible for the holistic benefits you may be searching for. The defining difference is that marijuana contains high levels of THC, the active compound that gets you high. Hemp contains .3% THC or less, so it does not get you high.
While from the same species of plants, hemp and marijuana are one of over 700 strains of the cannabis plant. Yes, the plants look similar, but their active compounds are slightly unique. Consider other flowering plants. For example, there are over 90 species of lilies. Some lilies look similar, but they are all from different species of the lilium plant (which is the scientific name for lilies).
What Are The Current Illinois CBD Laws?
As of the Farm Bill of 2018, hemp-derived CBD is legal to grow, sell, and consume. While state law trumps federal law, both CBD and marijuana are illegal on the federal level. For example, federal employees cannot take either. Other employers, schools, athletic and extracurricular programs may prohibit the use of either or both hemp and marijuana.
So, hemp is legal in all 50 states and recreational and medicinal marijuana are legal in Illinois, but you may not be able to take them. Here’s a closer look at the marijuana laws in Illinois.
Can You Buy CBD Online Legally?
Yes! CBD is legal to sell online, but it’s not legal to sell on every platform. For example, both eBay and Amazon prohibit CBD sales. However, if you type “CBD” into either eCommerce site’s search box, a variety of products will populate. None of these products are hemp-derived CBD, but hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is a cooking oil that has always been legal, and the seeds don’t contain the holistic properties you are searching for.
Although marijuana is legal in Illinois, it cannot be sold online.
Is CBD Oil Legal In Illinois?
Yes, but with marijuana also legal, you must confirm what you are purchasing. Both marijuana and hemp may be labeled as “CBD” as both contain the active compound that provides the holistic benefits you are searching for. However, hemp-derived oils and topicals contain .3% or less of the active compound THC.
If you are purchasing your product from a dispensary or pot shop, it’s likely a product that contains more than .3% of THC. So, be sure to ask. If you are purchasing your product online, it definitely has .3% or less of THC as marijuana cannot be sold online.
Why Buy CBD From Holmes Organics?
You may be able to find CBD in Chicago, Illinois and throughout the state, but we invite you to consider purchasing your oil, gummies, and topicals from Holmes Organics. Our industry is young and unregulated, but our products are:
- USDA-Certified Organic
- Third-Party lab tested
- Processed from US-grown hemp flowers
- Pure with no toxic additives or fillers
Many of our clients use a mix of both recreational marijuana and hemp-derived CBD. We also offer Wholesale CBD Pricing for health food stores, restaurants, spas, wellness centers, and more!