When it comes to the legalization of both medicinal and recreational marijuana, legislators remain divided. However, CBD in Wisconsin has been legal for medical use since 2013 and for widespread use since 2014. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is CBD?
You aren’t alone if you still aren’t clear on what the difference is between CBD and marijuana. This article will clear things up.
Both marijuana and industrial hemp are grown from the cannabis plant. However, there are over 700 strains of the cannabis plant. Marijuana is grown from strains that naturally contain high levels of the intoxicating compound THC. Industrial hemp is grown from strains that naturally contain low levels of THC, which are then processed to ensure .3% THC or less. Some hemp products, such as Holmes Organics, contain 0.0% THC.
CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is the active compound responsible for the medicinal benefits of marijuana. CBD is found in both marijuana and hemp. However, there is no need for the THC or high to enjoy the benefits of CBD.
Is CBD Legal In Wisconsin?
Yes, Lydia’s Law legalized CBD in Wisconsin in 2013. The law allowed physicians to award a “certificate” to qualifying patients, mostly children and adults with severe or rare forms of epilepsy that was not successfully minimized by standard treatments.
Before crops were criminalized in 1958, Wisconsin was one of the nation’s largest producers of hemp crops. So, in 2014 legislation approved an industrial hemp pilot program, which approved the use of hemp-derived CBD for all adults 18 and older.
When Was CBD Legal In Wisconsin?
We mostly hear about the Farm Bill of 2018 legalizing CBD nationwide, but Wisconsin was one of many states that launched an industrial hemp pilot program several years prior in 2014.
There was a lot of confusion and debate as to whether those farming CBD could be prosecuted. The Department of Agriculture and Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) clearly outlined their laws, which was shared by the Wisconsin Attorney General. Farmers could:
- Grow industrial hemp without fear of criminal prosecution.
- Sell the entire industrial hemp plant or parts of the plant to anyone.
- Process the plant as permitted by the DATCP's rules and regulations, including producing CBD oil.
Even with the Farm Bill of 2018, as of 2021 these are still the laws that are in place in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin CBD Laws
Now you may be wondering if you can purchase CBD in Wisconsin? You can! You can search online for CBD retailers near you and you’re likely to find at least a few. For the largest selection of products, most shop online.
If you are searching for a premium CBD brand, we invite you to browse the product line from Holmes Organics. Our CBD is:
- USDA-Certified Organic
- Process to contain 0.0% THC
- Processed with the CO2 extraction method
- Third-party lab tested, with online lab results for each batch
- Pure with no unnecessary additives or fillers